In 2003, as the United States invaded Iraq and deposed Saddam Hussein, Kenan Makiya supported the campaign. After all, Makiya had written The Republic of Fear, the definitive history of Hussein’s rise to power and the brutal police state he ran. More than a decade later, Makiya is out with a new novel and new thoughts on the war and its aftermath. Today Brandeis will have the privilege of hearing his reflections and those of an all-star panel gathered to discuss the book.
Hayder Al-Mohammad, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dexter Filkins, Staff Writer for the New Yorker and author of The Forever War
Emma Sky, Director of Yale World Fellows and author of The Unraveling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq.
Wednesday, April 14
Rapaporte Treasure Hall
Middle Eastern food will be served.