A CIS Starr Forum event with Kanan Makiya, Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Brandeis University. Makiya, who was born in Baghdad and is an architecture graduate of MIT, left architecture in 1981 to write "Republic of Fear," about Saddam Hussein's Iraq. He later wrote "Cruelty and Silence: War, Tyranny, Uprising and the Arab World." In 1992, he was convenor of the Human Rights Committee of the Iraqi National Congress, a transitional parliament based in northern Iraq. He heads up the Iraq Research and Documentation Project at Harvard.
Hassan Mneimneh (Iraq Research and Documentation Project, Harvard)
Kenneth Oye (Associate Professor of Political Science, MIT)
Free & open to the public | Refreshments served