The State of Iraq and Iraqi Studies since Regime Change

From: 11/5/2015   To: 11/7/2015


This multi-disciplinary academic conference will examine, analyze and evaluate the state of Iraq and Iraqi studies at the contemporary historical moment.  Participants shall present scholarly research on current conditions within and around the academic study of Iraq, focusing on areas as diverse as political science, economics, history, sociology, anthropology, education, film/media/communications and cultural studies, and lending particular attention to issues of critical concern, both social and disciplinary, which have developed in the wake of the most recent foreign interventions into, and bombing campaigns against, Iraq, while also fostering a broad appreciation of aspects of Iraqi history and culture whose legacy long predates the devastating upheaval and violence of the past twenty years.