Iraq: War, Politics, and Memory: An Evening with Kanan Makiya and the Iraq Memory Foundation

 Kanan Makiya
Sylvia K. Hassenfeld professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
Tuesday, March 1, 2005
Schwartz Auditorium
7:00 pm

The Iraq Memory Foundation in Baghdad is home to a chilling and dramatic collection of oral history films, papers of the Iraqi secret service, and works of art that document the history of Saddam Hussein’s regime.

Recently returned from Baghdad, Professor Kanan Makiya will unveil, for the first time in the Boston area, some of the first materials collected by the Iraq Memory Foundation. He will also speak about hopes for democracy in his native land.

Born and raised in Iraq, Makiya has been a leading member of the Iraqi opposition to the regime of Saddam Hussein for more than 20 years. Recently, he has been involved in the writing of the constitution for Iraq. He is also the founder of the Iraq Memory Foundation, a project to document the history of Saddam Hussein's regime. His book, Republic of Fear, which he first published under a pseudonym in 1988, was one of the first and most important exposes of the Iraqi regime.

For more information: email Kara Bayer or call 781-736-8577.

This event is free and open to the public.