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12th Mar

10 years on, the IYF debates… “Iraq Needs an Iraqi Spring”

Tue 12 Mar 2013 2013-03-12T21:31:39+00:00


On the 10th anniversary of the American invasion of Iraq and just over two years after the start of the Arab spring, the IYF brings to you its most pertinent debate yet.


Do we need an Iraqi spring? Would such an event help or hurt Iraq’s prospects?


Two of the most prominent Iraq-watchers in the UK will be complemented on the panel by our young Iraqi speakers.


Speaker: Dr Toby Dodge (Reader, International Relations Department, London School of Economics)


Speaker: Miss Noor al-Bazzaz (Research Assistant & Acting Campaigner, Amnesty International)


Chair: Mr Hamza Ali (IYF Trustee)


Speaker: Mr Patrick Cockburn (Middle East Correspondent, The Independent)


Speaker: Mr Hayder al-Khoei (Researcher at the Academic Centre for Shi’a Studies)


Entry is free.


We hope to see you all there!


**All opinions expressed at the event are personal unless stated otherwise.**