Workshop: Iraqi Legacies of America's Invasion and Occupation

11:00 am on Friday, February 10, 2012
3:00 pm on Friday, February 10, 2012
The Castle, 225 Bay State Road
The 2012 Institute for Iraqi Studies Annual Workshop

The workshop will provide an opportunity for BU faculty and students with an interest in contemporary Iraq to meet one another to discuss research interests and the possibilities for collaborative research. The schedule of events will feature multiple presenters on a wide range of topics focusing on the legacy of the 2003 invasion through the U.S. withdrawal in 2011.

All presentations will be approximately 20 minutes and will be followed by discussions. The planned schedule is as follows:

11:00: Welcoming Remarks
11:15 - 11:50: Arbella Bet Shlimon (Harvard)— “Understanding Kirkuk: Beyond the Ethnopolitical Paradigm.”
11:50 - 12:10: Mark Kukis (Boston University)—Iraq’s Prison System
12:10 - 12:45: Lunch and Discussion
12:45 - 1:20: Christina Asquith (Journalist)—Women and girls in post- occupation Iraq.
1:20 - 1:55: Ban Al-Mahfodh (Umass-Boston)—Youth Development.
2:00 - 3:00: Open discussion and invited comments.

Additional planned attendees and discussants include: Dr. Shakir Abdulla, Dr. Tahir Albakaa, Dr. Kecia Ali, Dr. Roger Owen, Dr. Betty Anderson, and Dr. A. Richard Norton.