Confronting Empire: Five Years of War in Iraq

A Series of Lectures and Events at Harvard Law School, March 17-19
Monday, March 17
On Empire & (Re)Colonization in the Middle East, 5 pm, Austin Hall, West Classroom
Hamid Dabashi, Professor of Iranian Studies, Columbia University, and Author of the Forthcoming, Islamic Liberation Theology: Resisting the Empire
Roger Owen, Professor of Middle East History, Harvard University, and Author, State, Power and Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East
Duncan Kennedy, Harvard Law School, Moderator
[Refreshments will be served before the second panel]

Resisting Empire, 7 pm, Austin Hall, West Classroom
Catherine Lutz, Professor of Anthropology, Brown University, and Author, Homefront: A Military City and the American 20th Century
Karma Nabulsi, University Lecturer in International Relations, Oxford University, and Author, Traditions of War: Occupation, Resistance and the Law

Tuesday, March 18
Accumulation through Crisis: Global Stagflation and the New Wars, 3 pm, Pound Hall, Room 107
Jonathan Nitzan, Professor of Political Economy, York University, and Co-Author, The Global Political Economy of Israel
Talha Syed, Harvard Law School, Discussant

Empire & Nation-Building, 5 pm, Pound Hall, Room 107
Noah Feldman, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, and Author, What We Owe Iraq: War and the Ethics of Nation-Building
Duncan Kennedy, Professor of General Jurisprudence, Harvard Law School, and Author, A Critique of Adjudication

Wednesday, March 19
US Foreign Policy & Intervention in the Middle East, 12 pm, Austin Hall, North Classroom
Irene Gendzier, Professor of Political Science, Boston University, and Author, Notes From the Minefield: United States Intervention in Lebanon and the Middle East
Howard Zinn, Historian and Author, A People's History of the United States

Iraq in Fragments, 7 pm, Langdell Hall, South Classroom
Screening of James Longley's Iraq in Fragments, 2007 Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature
Faras Adel, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Discussant

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Brought to you by Unbound: Harvard Journal of the Legal Left, HLS Peace, Justice for Palestine at HLS, National Lawyers' Guild at HLS. Co-Sponsored by Association for Justice in the Middle East and the KSG Arab Caucus.