Iraq Events

Saddam Hussein’s Ba‘th Party: Inside an Authoritarian Regime

January 23, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Author Joseph Sassoon translated and analyzed the documents that form the basis of this revealing book about Saddam Hussein’s Ba‘th Party which came to power in 1968 and remained for 35 years, until the 2003 U.S. invasion.
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CWIHP Hosts International Conference on Iran-Iraq War with the National Defense University Conflict Records Research Center

October 26, 2011 // 9:45amOctober 27, 2011 // 4:00pm
Cold War International History Project
This conference is being held in connection with the release, by the National Defense University and CWIHP, of a new collection of documents detailing conversations between Saddam Hussein and his generals and officials during the Iran-Iraq War.
Saddam Hussein
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The Iran-Iraq War: The View from Baghdad

October 25, 2011 // 4:30pm6:00pm
History and Public Policy Program
Exclusive interviews with Mansour Farhang, David Newton, and William Miller on what they think newly-released Iraqi government documents and recorded conversations from Saddam Hussein mean for the retrospective view of the eight-year conflict.
Webcast

"Rogue States" and the United States: A Historical Perspective

September 19, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Vice President for Programs and Director of International Security Studies at the Woodrow Wilson Center Robert Litwak answers some of the biggest questions surrounding the relationship between today's "Rogue States" (North Korea, Libya, Iran) and the United States.

Iraq and the Arab Spring

June 08, 2011 // 9:00am10:00am
Middle East Program
Omar al-Mashhadani adresses these relevant questions: What are the demands of the protesters in Iraq? Would the situation in Iraq evolve to the same results of the other Arab countries? What are the potential setbacks in the democracy process?

Iraqi Women Leaders in Engineering and Applied Sciences

April 19, 2011 // 10:00am11:30am
Middle East Program
May Kassir, Lecturer, University of Technology, Baghdad; Visiting Scholar, University of California-San Diego; Mais Mohammed, Assistant Lecturer, Engineering College, University of Baghdad; Visiting Scholar, Caltech; Rawia Salih, Assistant Lecturer, College of Science, University of Baghdad; Visiting Scholar, Smith College
Webcast

Ensuring Compliance: Strategies for Popular Cooptation by the Party and State Security in Communist Europe and in Ba'thist Iraq

January 27, 2011 // 3:00pm4:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
With varying degrees of success, authoritarian regimes frequently co-opt their citizens to gather information on and undermine their domestic opposition. According to Martin Dimitrov, communist Bulgaria's ability to suppress dissent was diminished from the 1970s onward because the Western-led international human rights regime forced the government to replace harsher methods it had previously used with a system of rewards for volunteer informants and reprimands for dissidents. The ineffectiveness of these tactics contributed to the regime's eventual collapse. In contrast, Joseph Sassoon explained that Iraq's Ba'th Party—unable to rely upon a superpower for support and steeled by a series of wars—was able to remain in power for thirty-five years in part because it did not relax its efforts at co-optation and repression as the regime matured.
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Book Talk: A Chance in Hell: The Men Who Triumphed Over Iraq's Deadliest City and Turned the Tide of War

June 30, 2010 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Jim Michaels, Former Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and Reporter, USA Today

Gender and Economic Isolation in an Era of Globalization

April 22, 2010 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Jennifer Olmsted, Associate Professor of Economics, Drew University

Iraqi Women Leaders in Engineering and Applied Sciences

February 25, 2010 // 8:00am9:30am
Middle East Program
Dr. Alkhazragy, Lecturer/Assistant Professor, University of Technology, Baghdad, and Visiting Scholar, Stanford University; Dr. Mustafa, Lecturer, Engineering College, University of Salahaddin, and Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley; Ameer, Professor, College of Science, University of Al-Mustansirya, Baghdad, and Visiting Scholar, UC San Diego

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