The Social Sciences in Iraq

Date: September 2005

Location: Amman, Jordan

Description: With support from the National Science Foundation, TAARII held a conference in Amman that brought together ten social scientists each from Iraq and from the U.S. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the needs of Iraqi social scientists, the needs of American social scientists that study Iraq, and the potential for collaboration on particular projects. The discussion address what an ideal social science research agenda for Iraq might look like, and what kinds of qualitative and quantitative data are necessary for further research and for policy formation.

Additional Information: Please see “Executive Director’s Report” by Stephanie Platz in the Spring 2006 TAARII Newsletter, Issue 01-01.