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News :: Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor : Media : Organizing : Politics : Race : War and Militarism
Confronting Empire Speaker Series--Harvard Law School March 17-19
20 Mar 2008
To mark the 5th anniversary of the U.S. invasion into Iraq, Harvard Law students from the group Unbound, HLS Peace, Justice for Palestine, and the National Lawyers' Guild sponsored a three-day lecture series called Confronting Empire: Five Years of War with Iraq. The third day, March 19, fell on the actual anniversary date, and the lecture this day was called "US Foreign Policy and Intervention in the Middle East." It featured Irene Gendzier, Boston University Professor and Author of "Notes from the Minefield: United States Intervention in Lebanon and the Middle East," and Howard Zinn, historian and author of "A People's History of the United States."

DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TO AUDIO:
http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=26969
SCHEDULE

Monday, March 17

On Empire and (Re)Colonization in the Middle East
5 pm, Austin Hall, West Classroom

Hamid Dabashi
Professor of Iranian Studies, Columbia University, and Author of Islamic Liberation Theology: Resisting the Empire (forthcoming)

Roger Owen
Professor of Middle East History, Harvard University, and Author, State, Power and Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East

Moderator: Duncan Kennedy, Harvard Law School

[Refreshments served before second panel]

Resisting Empire
7 pm, Austin Hall, West Classroom

Catherine Lutz
Professor of Anthropology, Brown University, and Author, Homefront: A Military City and the American 20th Century

Karma Nabulsi
University Lecturer in International Relations, Oxford University, and Author, Traditions of War: Occupation, Resistance and the Law

Tuesday, March 18

Accumulation through Crisis: Global Stagflation and the New Wars
3 pm, Pound Hall, Room 107

Jonathan Nitzan
Professor of Political Economy, York University, and Co-Author, The Global Political Economy of Israel

Discussant: Talha Syed, Harvard Law School

Empire and Nation-Building
5 pm, Pound Hall, Room 107

Noah Feldman
Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, and Author, What We Owe Iraq: War and the Ethics of Nation-Building

Duncan Kennedy
Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence, Harvard Law School, and Author, A Critique of Adjudication

Wednesday, March 19

US Foreign Policy and Intervention in the Middle East
12 pm, Austin Hall, North Classroom

Irene Gendzier
Professor of Political Science, Boston University, and Author, Notes From the Minefield: United States Intervention in Lebanon and the Middle East

Howard Zinn
Historian and Author, A People's History of the United States

[2:30-6:30 -- Rally in Harvard Yard, march to rally on Boston Common]

Film: Iraq in Fragments
7 pm, Langdell Hall, South Classroom

Screening of James Longley's Iraq in Fragments, 2007 Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature

Discussant: Faras Adel, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Brought to you by: Unbound: Harvard Journal of the Legal Left / HLS Peace / Justice for Palestine at HLS / National Lawyers' Guild at HLS
Co-Sponsored by Association for Justice in the Middle East and the KSG Arab Caucus
See also:
http://www.confrontingempire.com/

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