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Surviving Sanctions: Authoritarian Resilience and Citizen Subterfuge in Baghdad

November 15, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm EST

The CCAS is excited to host Alissa Walter, MAAS alum and doctoral candidate in Modern Middle East History at Georgetown University, to give a talk on Iraq at the end of the 20th century.

From 1990-2003, Iraq was placed under stringent international sanctions in response to Saddam’s invasion of Kuwait. Despite the devastation of the Iraqi economy, the Ba’th Party remained in power for another thirteen years until Saddam was forcibly toppled in 2003. How did the Iraqi regime maintain control and effectively govern during sanctions, and how did ordinary Iraqis respond to the challenges of this period?

Taking Baghdad as a case study, Walter will explore the legacy of state-society relations in Iraq’s capital city during the sanctions period and the consequences of these top-down and bottom-up survival strategies for the post-Saddam era.

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If you have any accommodation requests, please don’t hesitate to contact Azza Altiraifi at aa1967@georgetown.edu.

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The CCAS Boardroom is located in the Intercultural Center on Georgetown’s main campus. The ICC is a large, red-brick building located at the far righthand corner of the front lawn if you are walking through Georgetown’s front gates at 3700 O St.

To get to the Boardroom, head to the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, which is Suite 241 on the second floor of the ICC (hardwood double doors at the end of the far hallway).


November 15, 2017
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm


Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, 3700 O Street, NW, 241 Intercultural Center ICC, Washington, DC 20057, USA
1401 Center St NW
Washington, DC United States


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