The Rope and the Trials of Iraq

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 ~   4:00-6:00 PM   ~   Rapaporte Treasure Hall (Goldfarb Library)

An event to mark the publication of the new book by Kanan Makiya and to celebrate his work as the Sylvia K. Hassenfeld Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Brandeis University. The Rope is a gritty and unflinching novel about Iraq in the wake of the 2003 American invasion, as seen through the eyes of a Shi‘ite militiaman whose participation in the execution of Saddam Hussein changes his life in ways he could never have anticipated.

Introduction
Shai Feldman, Judith and Sidney Swartz Director of the Crown Center
Naghmeh Sohrabi, Associate Director for Research at the Crown Center andCharles (Corky) Goodman Professor of Middle East History

Reading and Reflections
Kanan MakiyaSylvia K. Hassenfeld Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Discussants 
Hayder Al-Mohammad, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Emma Sky, Director of Yale World Fellows and author of The Unraveling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq

Dexter Filkins, Staff Writer for the New Yorker and author of The Forever War

Moderator: Daniel TerrisDirector of the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life at Brandeis University


Co-sponsored with the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life
and the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies