Afterlife of Occupation : Iraqi Academia and the Peripheries of Resurgence - November 14th, 2023

<a target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" href="">"Afterlife of Occupation : Iraqi Academia and the Peripheries of Resurgence"</a>&nbsp;<br>14 November 2023, Hatcher Graduate Library<br><br>A panel discussion exploring the landscape of anti-war advocacy within U.S. universities at the outset of the occupation, the consequences of exile or execution on the framework and prospects of Iraqi academia, and the present-day role of public intellectuals in Iraq.<br><br>Panelists include U-M faculty Juan Cole (History), Renée Ragin Randall (Comparative Literature / Middle East Studies), and Ali Hussain (Middle East Studies); U-M undergraduate student Nooralhuda Sami (Anthropology); and Dr Mohammed&nbsp; Karim, retired professor of fine art.&nbsp;<br><br>Followed by reflections on the <i>Shadow and Light Project</i> from project founder Beau Beausoleil and contributor Persis Karim.&nbsp;<br><br>Offered in conjunction with the exhibit&nbsp;<a target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" href=""><i> Shadow and Light: Solidarity and Connection with Iraqi Academics</i></a>, curated by&nbsp;<span>Zainab Hakim, Serena Safawi and Evyn Kropf in partnership with&nbsp;the <i>Shadow and Light Project</i>.<br><br></span>Co-organized with the Iraqi American Union at the University of Michigan and sponsored by the University Library and the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies.<br>