University of Haifa Professor Dr. Amatzia Baram, an internationally-recognized expert on the Middle East, gave a fascinating lecture on the state of Iraq, its political landscape, and U.S. involvement there.
The ASUH lunchtime event was co-sponsored with the Middle East Forum and drew a capacity crowd of 50 people to the Manhattan law offices of Olshan Grundman Frome Rosenzweig & Wolosky LLP.
Dr. Baram, a professor of Middle Eastern history and director of the Center for Iraq Studies at the University of Haifa, provided candid insights into today’s political situations in Iraq and offered policy recommendations that could assist American efforts to stabilize the country.
During the 2010-2011 academic year, Dr. Baram is teaching for the second time as a Goldman Chair Professor at Georgetown University. Best known for testifying before the U.S. government about Saddam Hussein in September 2002, Dr. Baram recently appeared in the acclaimed documentary “No End in Sight,” and has written many books, most recently, a collection of essays titled, Iraq Between Occupations: Perspectives from 1920 to the Present (December 2010).