Occasional Lectures

Renowned novelist Elias Khoury on March 2, 2016.

IIS is co-sponsoring the visit by renowned novelist Elias Khoury on March 2, 2016.  Join us at 7:00 P.M. at 8 St. Mary's Street, on the 9th floor.  Khoury will read from his new novel, the Broken Mirrors: Sinacol.  Professor Jocelyne Cesari of the University of Birmingham will moderate.

IIS co-hosts Muslim Youth conference, April 9, 2015

April 29, 2014

Protecting Syrian Refugees

Protecting Syrian Refugees April4 (1) The International Human Rights Clinical Program at the BU School of Law will give a report on a two year research project focusing on the legal issues and problems that are creating barriers to relief and protection for refugees fleeing Syria. The project focuses on the legal instruments that govern this refugee flow in the most affected states: Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, and Egypt.

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The Syrian Refugee Crisis and the Contiguous States–the workshop report is now available

The January 31, 2014 workshop focused on the impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis on the Contiguous States.  In addition, there were presentations on international law, sexual violence and the implications for Palestinian refugees. Download the report here:  1April January 31 Workshop Final.  The editor was Louise Klann and the associate editor was Martha Lagace.  Thanks to both for their hard work and dedication.

Zaid al-Ali, The Struggle for Iraq’s Future

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014 5:00 PM BOSTON UNIVERSITY TRUSTEE LOUNGE* SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, 9T H FLOOR *ENTER AT 1 SILBER WA Y REFRESHMENTS SERVED AT 4:30

February 11, 2014. Join a conversation with Iraqi UN Ambassador Mohammed al-Hakim

1 Silber Way on the 9th Floor. The event starts at 5:00 P.M. Come early for tea.

JANUARY 31 2014 9am to 4:30pm: Workshop on the Syrian Refugee Crisis at 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. Read the rest of this entry »

October 16, 2013, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at 154 Bay State Road, Boston University

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Iraq + 10 Film Series: Son of Babylon

6:30 pm on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 CAS B36, 725 Commonwealth Ave. The Iraq+10 project presents a series of Middle Eastern and Western films recognizing the decennial anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq. In Son of Babylon a willful young boy follows his just as obstinate grandmother in a journey across Iraq, determined to discover the fate of her missing son, Ahmed's father, who never returned from war. Please RSVP Mikaela at smscinst@bu.edu for refreshments. * Films being held in conjunction with CAS course IR503/PO570. Sponsored by the BU Institute for Iraqi Studies. Public welcome to attend.

Posted in Iraq+10 | Past Events

IIS Announcements

Dr. Kristin Girling on "Baghdad College and al-Hikma University: American Jesuit contributions to Iraqi education and society 1932--1968," at the Pardee School, 121 Bay State Road, on November 17, 2016, at 12:00 P.M.

Activist 'Ali 'Issa on "Voices of Popular Struggle in Iraq," at the Pardee School, 121 Bay State Road, on March 18, 2016, at 2:30 P.M.

Novel Elias Khoury read from his new book The Broken Mirrors: Sinacol on March 2, 2016, at 7:00 P.M.

Just published! Eric Davis on Taking Democracy Seriously in Iraq

PDF and Kindle versions will be available.

IIS sponsors Muslim Youth conference, April 9, 2015

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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