Iraq- Past and Present
Dates:
11/03/07-14/03/07

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Lecture Name

Lecturer Name

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Date 11/03/2007

 

 

Opening Session


 

Prof. Amatzia Baram
Prof. Aharon Ben-Ze'ev
Prof. Majed Haj
Dr. Phebe Marr
1:41:39

 

Musical Show: Bayt al Musica   0:24:16

Date 12/03/200
7
   
Session 1: Historical Perspectives: Lessons from the Past?
 

 

 

 

Dr. Itzchak Weismann- "Genealogies of Fundamentalism: Salafi Discourse in 19th Century Baghdad".
Dr. Judith Yaphe- "The 1920 Revolt and the Contemporary Insurgency: An Historical Comparison"
Dr. Liora Lukitz- "Miss Gertrude Bell (1918-1926) and Iraq of 2007"
Mr. Sherko Kirmanj- "The Kurds, the Shi'a and the Sunnis of Iraq: A History of the Clash of Identities".

1:44:51

 

 

 

 

Discussion
 
  0:31:33
Session 2: State and Society: the Monarchy and Beyond



 

Dr. Orit Bashkin- "A Democratic Iraq? Discourses on Democracy in the Hashemite Period."
Dr. Noga Efrati- "Women under the Monarchy: A Backdrop for Recent Events."
Mr. Najem Wali- "The Old Picture of South Iraq: ‘Amara as an Example"

1:40:47

 

 

Discussion
 
  0:48:11
Session 3: Iraq under the Ba‘th



 

Dr. Achim Rohda- "Facing Dictatorship: State-Society Relations in Ba‘thist Iraq."
Dr. Ronen Zeidel- "On Servility and Survival: The Sunni Opposition to Saddam and the Origins of the Current Sunni Leadership"

0:53:10



 
Discussion
 
  0:32:40
Session 4: Iraq’s Economy Since the 1990s



 

Dr. Joseph Sassoon- "Management of Iraq's Economy Pre and Post the 2003 War: An Assessment".
Dr. David Rachovich- "Iraq’s Oil Sector between the Kuwait Crisis and the Post-Ba‘thi Era (1990-2006)"

0:29:34

 

 

Discussion
 
  0:50:59

Date 13/03/07

   

Lt. Colonel Dr. John Olsen- "Operation Desert Storm and the U.S Military Strategy"
Colonel Pesach Malovany
- "The Performance of the Iraqi Army in Operation Desert Storm."
Mr. Michael Eisenstadt
- "The U.S. in Iraq: The Dual Challenge of Insurgent and Sectarian Violence"
Ms. A. Heather Coyne
"Amateur Hour in Iraq--A Worm's Eye View on the Failure of Nation Building"
 

1:40:47







 
Discussion
 
  0:31:13
Prof. Amatzia Baram - "Between ‘Ali al-Sistani and Muqtada al-Sadr: A Struggle over the Interpretation of Wali Amr al-Muslimin"
Dr. Mehdi Khalaji -"The Prospects of Shiite Religious Authority in the Middle East"
0:55:22



 
Discussion

 

  0:31:27

 

Prof. Ofra Bengio - "The Kurdish Phoenix:  Nation-Building in a Failed Iraqi Nation-State"
Dr. Michael Eppel
- "The Kurdish Leadership and the Kurdish Political Forces Facing the Challenges of the Post-Saddam Era"
Dr. Jonathan Morrow
- "Kurdish Nationalism and Iraqi Federalism: Oil as a Balance"
1:28:44





 
  0:19:44

Dr. Michael Rubin - "Iran’s Strategy in Iraq"
Dr. Ahmad Rafat
- "Iraq: A View from Tehran"
Dr. Eldad Pardo
- "Iran's Dilemma in Iraq"
Dr. Philip Robins
- "Turkey and Iraq"
Prof. David Menashri

1:47:45



 

Discussion
 

  0:22:41
Date 14/03/07    
Round Table Discussion: Quo Vadis Iraq?













 

Chair and Discussant: Prof. Amnon Cohen -

Eliahu Elath Professor (emeritus), History of the Muslim Peoples, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Ms. Gudrun Harrer - Foreign Editor, Der Standard, Vienna, Former Special Envoy of the Austrian Presidency of the European Union to Iraq

Prof. Amatzia Baram - Director, The Meir and Miriam Ezri Center, University of Haifa

Dr. Phebe Marr - Historian, Washington, D.C.

Dr. Judith Yaphe - Distinguished Research  Fellow, Institute for National Strategic Studies, The National  Defense University, Washington, D.C.

Mr. Najem Wali - Iraqi Writer

 
2:46:43













 
Interview with Prof. Amatzia Baram (Hebrew)   0:7:15
     

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