Episode 37

Do Baghdad checkpoints clarify aspects of Arab identity and statehood?

Published on: 5th September, 2021

Dr. Omar Sirri, affiliated scholar at AUB’s Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, recently received his PhD degree at the University of Toronto. He discusses his years of research on the symbolism, roles, and fate of security checkpoints across Baghdad since the 2003 invasion, and how they link to issues of identity, sectarianism and power in Iraq and the wider region.

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Professors at Work
Rami G. Khouri interviews AUB scholars about how their research findings clarify our world's mechanics and mysteries.