Resident Fellows

The Institute hosts scholars whose work in Islamic and Middle East studies has contributed towards a better understanding of those fields.

Wasfi Alsharaa

Wasfi AlsharaaProfessor Wasfi Alsharaa from Basra University-School of Law. Mr. Alsharaa will spend an academic semester at Boston University where he will be working on his proposal “Criminal Protection in Journalism: A Comparative Study.” Mr. Alsharaa has many publications such as Scientific Material evidence in the criminology proof. Master Thesis, 2001; Torture in the Iraqi Penalty Code which was published  at Legal Science Magazine, College of Law, University of Baghdad, 2008; and The Moral Element in the Crime of Faking Electronic Signature which was published  at (Ssad) magazine in 2010. Professor Al-Sharaa’s resume.

IIS Announcements

Can Iraq be Saved?

Read the rapporteur's report from the November 19, 2014 lecture and listen to streaming audio.

Sexual and Gender Based Violence against Syrian Refugees

Read the just-published executive summary from the May 2, 2014, workshop.

The Syrian Refugee Crisis and the Contiguous States

Read the just-published report from the January 31, 2014, workshop.

Beth Murphy joins as Non-Resident Fellow

The Institute is please to announce the appointment of Beth Murphy as Non-Resident Visual Arts Fellow.

JANUARY 31 2014 9am to 4:30pm: Workshop on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

CURA, 10 Lenox Street

Brookline, MA

This workshop focuses on the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on the contiguous countries: Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.


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