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“Imagining a Peaceful Iraq: visions of stability after ISIS from policy to popular culture”

Public talk by Yasmin Alttahir

An Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies lecture
Date25 October 2017
Time17:15 to 18:15
PlaceIAIS Building/LT1

What challenges do the Iraqi people face in imagining a peaceful society after the onslaught of the so-called Islamic state and almost 80 years of instability? Yasamin Alttahir, project manager of a counter ISIS communications project based in Baghdad, explores the experiences of trauma and insecurity from an Iraqi perspective and poses the question of how meaningful reconciliation and stability could be imagined. This seminar will offer a glimpse from a first-hand account at how Iraqis are articulating not only their pain and frustration, but also their vision of peace and unity through art and popular culture. It will also examine recent research on political participation, economic reform and human rights. No registration required.

ProviderInstitute of Arab and Islamic Studies

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