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The Center for International Security and Cooperation and POMEPS are pleased to host a seminar entitled, “Iraq: Past, Present, and Future” on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 9AM-2:30PM (PT) at Stanford University. This seminar will mark the launch of POMEPS Studies 35: Religion, Violence, and the State in Iraq, which will soon be available here.
The seminar will feature the following lineup:
9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. The Historical Evolution of the Iraqi State
Moderator: David Patel, Brandeis University Crown Center
Panelists: Lisa Blaydes, Stanford University; Michael Brill, Princeton University; Alissa Walter, Seattle Pacific University
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Iraqi Politics and the State
Moderator: Marc Lynch, George Washington University
Panelists: Samuel Helfont, Naval Postgraduate School; David Patel, Brandeis University Crown Center
1:oo p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Conversation on Iraq and American Grand Strategy
Abstract: We have learned a great deal about Iraq since the fateful decision to invade the country in 2003. Given academic research on Iraqi society and politics over the past 16 years and hard won lessons from U.S. intervention in Iraq, what what are the lessons learned for contemporary U.S. policymakers? And, crucially, what role should Iraq play in current U.S. foreign policy and its regional strategy toward the Middle East?
Colin H. Kahl Co-director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation, the inaugural Steven C. Házy Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and a Professor, by courtesy, in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University.
Brett McGurk Frank E. and Arthur W. Payne Distinguished Lecturer at the Freeman Spogli Institute and Center for Security and Cooperation at Stanford University.
With moderator: Lisa Blaydes
Professor of Political Science at Stanford University and a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.