IIS Presents a Conference - Iraq and its Politics (Day 2)

10:00 am on Friday, April 19, 2013
The Pardee Center, 67 Bay State Road
10:00 a.m. Welcome from the director.

Participant’s Perspective:
10:15 a.m. Dr. Hanan al-Fatlawi (M.P.), “The Dynamics of Parliamentary Life in a Free Iraq”
10:35 a.m. Discussion

State-Society Questions:
Professor Roger Owen (Harvard), Moderator
10:45 a.m. Professor Gareth Stansfield (University of Exeter), “Iraqi Kurdistan”
11:00 a.m. Discussion
11:15 a.m. Coffee/tea

Iraq’s Democratic Transition:
Professor A. R. Norton, Moderator
11:30 a.m. Professor Toby Dodge (LSE), “Authoritarianism vs. Democracy in the New Iraq”
11:45 a.m. Professor Eric Davis, Rutgers University, “Iraq’s Democratic Transition in Comparative Perspective”
12:00 noon Mr. Omar Humadi, Discussant.

Open Discussion:
Professor John Tirman (MIT), Moderator
12:30 p.m. Open Discussion with opening comments by ‘Adil Abdul Mahdi, Dan Serwer, Meghan O-‘Sullivan and Abdul Latif Rasheed.
2:00 p.m. Concludes