IIS Events, Workshops, and Annual Lectures

The Inaugural Annual Lecture of the Institute for the Study of Iraq was held on November 17, 2010 at the Boston University Castle at 225 Bay State Road.  Each annual lecture will bring a respected scholar, policymaker, or cultural figure to Boston University in a public forum to discuss key topics in Iraqi society, religion, culture, history or politics.

The annual workshop on Iraq studies at Boston University brings together Boston-area scholars for an intensive, one-day event to discuss, debate and share scholarship on Iraq.  Both faculty and graduate students will be eligible to attend.

The Institute of Iraqi Studies also sponsored the Iraq+10 Film Series in 2012 and 2013.  The film series included screenings of notable films dealing with with Iraq, including several films by Iraqi directors.  The events included authentic Middle Eastern cuisine, and discussions with Boston University faculty experts.

The program also hosts major conferences on modern Iraq.

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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