Shamiran Mako, Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, gave a November 1, 2019 talk at Georgetown University on the socio-economic and political dissatisfaction at the heart of the recent wave of mass protests in Iraq.
Mako’s talk was given as part of a panel entitled “Understanding the Iraqi Protests,” at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University. The event was co-hosted by the Institute for Iraqi Studies at Boston University.
Shamiran Mako’s research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of international relations and comparative politics with a focus on authoritarianism, civil wars, democratization, institutional capacity building, governing in divided societies, and American foreign policy with a regional interest on the Middle East and North Africa. Specifically, she explores the historical and contemporary drivers of inter and intra-state conflicts that produce weak and fragile states and examines ways in which successful conflict mitigating strategies relating to post-conflict state and peacebuilding can be applied to states in the MENA region.