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Chautauqua Preview: "Iraq and its Neighborhood"

By Mary Van Vorst

Chautauqua Institution, NY – Kanan Makiya lost his Iraqi citizenship in the 1980s because of his political activism and refusal to serve in the army, and he sought asylum in England. Today, he remains a British citizen, but since Saddam Hussein's ouster in 2003, he's stepped up his efforts to help Iraq recover, most recently with the establishment of the Iraq Memory Foundation in both Baghdad and Washington D.C.

Week Eight's theme at the Chautauqua Institution is "Iraq and its Neighborhood." Makiya, professor of Middle East Studies at Brandeis, delivers Tuesday's lecture.

Click the "listen" icon above to hear this week's Chautauqua Preview.