March 18, 2010 @ 8:30pm
Johnson Center, Room G
George Mason University
How has the 2003 war in Iraq and its aftermath affected Iraqi-Americans living in the United States, and what roles have they played in the political reconstruction of Iraq during this period? Our guest speakers explored various aspects of the Iraqi-American diaspora, addressing questions of identity, ethnic and sectarian politics, and their positions vis-a-vis the recent Iraqi elections.
Sponsored by the Center for Global Studies and the Middle East Studies Program.
Laith Kubba is Senior Director for the Middle East & North Africa at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and a former Iraqi government spokesman.
Marwa Alkhairo has researched the Iraqi-American community and worked for a variety of international organizations and NGOs including Oxfam, the Carter Center, USIP and UNHCR.
Forum on Muslim and Arab Affairs
FAMA is the research arm of the Arab Studies Institute.
Forum on Arab and Muslim Affairs (FAMA) is the research arm of the Arab Studies Institute. It produces and oversees ASI’s research projects on overarching issues related to the Arab and broader Muslim worlds, including the Middle East and North Africa. The forum is the home of ASI's Knowledge Production Project, the Political Economy Project, among others. All FAMA projects are operated by the Arab Studies Institute, a nonprofit organization that produces and scrutinizes knowledge on matters related to the Arab world and its relations.