Identity, Sectarianism, and Conflict in Iraq: A Conversation with Kanan Makiya
A conversation with:

Kanan Makiya
Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
Brandeis University
Introduction by:

Ambassador Francis Ricciardone
Vice President and Director, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
Atlantic Council
Moderated by:

Dr. Nussaibah Younis
Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
Atlantic Council

The Rope tells of Iraq’s fragmentation told from the perspective of a young Sadrist. With careful research and keen insight, Iraqi thought leader Kanan Makiya portrays the most traumatic and defining periods in Iraq’s recent history.
On April 6 at the Atlantic Council, Makiya will reflect on how insights from The Rope can better help us to understand the roots of Iraq’s current political paralysis and potential ways forward. Atlantic Council Senior Fellow, Nussaibah Younis, will moderate the discussion based on her insights from a recent trip to The Rope’s principal settings of Baghdad and Najaf. The discussion will be followed by a reception at which Makiya will sign copies of his book.

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Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator) 
Washington, DC 

This event is open to press and on the record.

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