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Conference Program

“Iraq Under the Sanctions: Economic, Political, Social and Cultural Effects”

Co-Sponsored by The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TAARII)
and the British Institute for the Study of Iraq (BISI)

Friday, 23 September – Sunday, 25 September, 2011
Century Park Hotel, Amman, Jordan

Friday, 23 SeptemberMACRO AND MICRO CONTEXTS OF THE SANCTIONS
10:00 am Registration and Introductions
McGuire Gibson, TAARII President
10:30 am – 12:30pm Keynote Presentations: Setting the Macro Contexts of the Sanctions
Chair: McGuire Gibson (TAARII)
Hans-C. von Sponeck (Former UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq), “Iraq Sanctions and the Accountability of the UN Security Council”
Joy Gordon (Fairfield University), "Behind the Scenes: Inside the 661 Committee and the US Government"
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch in hotel restaurant (Tea and coffee in Meeting Room)
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Lived Experiences of the Sanctions
Chair: Hala Fattah (Independent Scholar)
2:00– 3:00 Wamidh Omar Nadhmi (University of Baghdad), “Memories of the Days of Sanctions on Iraq”
Hudab Al-Qubaysi (Philadelphia University, Amman), “Memories of the Economic Sanctions on Iraq”
3:00-4:00 Contributions from Audience Members
Saturday, 24 SeptemberPOLITICO-ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF THE SANCTIONS
9:00 am – 12:30 pm Morning Session
Chair: Geraldine Chatelard (Institut français du Proche-Orient)
9:00-11:00 Yihya al-Qubaysi (Institut français du Proche-Orient), “The Sanctions on Iraq: The Disintegration of the State and the Reproduction of Pre-State Relations”
Loulouwa Al Rachid (Independent Scholar), “The Rise of the Iraqi Exopolity in the 1990s”
Eric Davis (Rutgers University), “1The UN Sanctions and Iraq’s Transition to Democracy”
Asma Jameel Rasheed AbuNader (University of Baghdad), “The Economic Sanctions and the Emergence of a Culture of Discrimination: A Study of Women’s Status in Iraq, 1990-2003”
11:00-11:30 Break
11:30-12:30 Discussion of the Politico-Economic Impacts of the Sanctions
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch in hotel restaurant (Tea and coffee in the Meeting Room)
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Afternoon Session
Chair: Magnus Bernhardsson (Williams College)
2:00-3:30 Ahmed Ibraihi Ali Al-Alwash (former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq), “The Iraqi Economy through Wars and Sanctions”
Glen Rangwala (University of Cambridge), “Sanctions, Smuggling and Strife: The Politics of Iraq’s Informal Economy”
Bassam Yousif (Indiana State University), “The Longer-Term Results of Iraq’s Sanctions”
3:30-4:00 Break
4:00-5:00 Discussion of the Politico-Economic Impacts
Sunday, 25 SeptemberSOCIO-CULTURAL IMPACTS OF THE SANCTIONS
9:00 am – 12:30 pm Morning Session
Chair: Mudhafar Amin (Independent Scholar and Former Iraqi Diplomat)
9:00-11:00 Haydar Said (Center for Iraqi Research), “Critical Trends in Iraqi Culture and the Birth of the Non-State Intellectual: Outlines for the Study of Iraqi Culture in the 1990’s”
Faris K. Omar Nadhmi (University of Baghdad), “The Deterioration of Social Trust in Iraq as a Result of the Economic Sanctions: A Psychological Study”
Sheer Zad Ahmad Ameen al-Najjar (Salaheddein University), “The Impact of Sanctions on Higher Education in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq”
Muhammad Ghazi al-Akhras (Poet and Literary Critic), “The Production and Circulation of Books during the Sanctions Period” [Paper read by Yihya al-Qubaysi]
11:00-11:30 Break
11:30-12:30 Discussion of the Socio-Cultural Impacts of the Sanctions
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch in hotel restaurant (Tea and coffee in the Meeting Room)
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Afternoon Session
Chair: Joan Porter MacIver (BISI)
2:00-3:30 Suheil Sami Nadir (Art Critic), “Iraqi Art in the Time of Sanctions: Responses and Problems”
Nada Shabout (University of North Texas), “Disoriented: Iraqi Art under Sanctions”
McGuire Gibson (University of Chicago), “The Effect of the Sanctions on Antiquities Sites, Museums, and Personnel”
3:30-4:00 Break
4:00-5:00 Discussion of the Socio-Cultural Impacts of the Sanctions
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Discussion of the Next Steps
Chairs: Hans von Sponeck and McGuire Gibson
 

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