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Iraq's 20th Century Wars and the Making of the Iraqi Present, 1980-2003

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Iraq's Twentieth Century Wars and the Making of the Iraqi Present, 1980-2003

This talk will focus on the impact of the Iran-Iraq and the First Gulf Wars and the UN embargo on the social and political life of Iraqis. How did war shape the political and social practices of Iraqi citizens as they dealt with the demands of the government and the increased militarization of their daily lives? What were the repercussions of the belligerent humanitarianism deployed by the US under the auspices of the UN embargo on the politics of the everyday life in Iraq?

Dr. Dina Rizk Khoury is Professor of History and International Affairs at the George Washington University. She won the Turkish Studies Association and British Society of Middle Eastern Studies awards with her first book, State and Provincial Society in the Ottoman Empire, (Cambridge University Press, 1997, 2002). Her most recent book, Iraq in Wartime: Soldiering, Martyrdom and Remembrance (Cambridge University Press, 2013), argues that war was a form of everyday bureaucratic governance that transformed the manner in which Iraqis made claims to citizenship and expressed notions of selfhood.

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