Iraq Events

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.
Webcast

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
Webcast

Book Talk: The Good Soldiers

February 01, 2010 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Middle East Program
David Finkel, Editor and Writer, The Washington Post and Former Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Book Launch: Sisters in War: A Story of Love, Family, and Survival in the New Iraq

September 29, 2009 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Middle East Program
Christina Asquith, Former Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; Zia Groosh Flossman, Former Correspondent, Iraqi Media Network, Baghdad; Manal Omar, Program Officer, Grant Program, United States Institute of Peace

Institutionalized Ethnic Division in Bosnia: A Way Forward for Iraq?

September 11, 2007 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Global Europe Program
Robert Benjamin, Regional Director of Central and East European Programs, National Democratic Institute; Nida Gelazis, Program Associate, EES; Lindsay Lloyd, Regional Program Director for Europe, International Republican Institute

Turkey, Iraq and the Future of Kirkuk

June 21, 2007 // 10:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
with Dr. Henri Barkey, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; Bernard and Bertha Cohen Professor of International Relations,Lehigh University andCengiz Candar, Chief Columnist for Referans daily newspaper and Turkish Daily News; Lecturer at Istanbul Kültür University; and former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar.

Military Heroes: The Homeric Ideal in Vietnam, Iraq, and American Media

April 17, 2007 // 10:00am11:30am
Global Europe Program
Mark Moyar, associate professor at the United States Marine Corps University and author of Triumph Forsaken: The Vietnam War, 1954-1965

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