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MIDDLE EAST TOXIC WARS CONFERENCE

November 10, 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Make own way to the Brown Faculty Club, One Magee Street, Providence, RI

7:00- 8:45 p.m.
Official Dinner for Invited Participants at Faculty Club

8:45 p.m.
Transfer from Faculty Club to Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Providence

Friday, November 10, 2017
8:45 a.m.
Transfer from Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Providence to Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street, Providence, RI

9:00-9:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:40-9:45 a.m.
Introductions by Beshara Doumani, Joukowsky Family Professor of Modern Middle East Studies; Director of Middle East Studies

9:45-10:00 a.m.
Welcome Remarks by Narges Bajoghli, Postdoctoral Fellow in International and Public Affairs, Watson Institute for International and public Affairs

10:00-11:15 a.m.
PANEL 1: Investigating Ground Zero
Joost Hiltermann, Omar Dewachi
Moderated by: Adam Levine, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director, Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University;
Director, Humanitarian Innovation Initiative (HI2), Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Omar Dewachi | Dirty Wars, Dirty Wounds: Iraqibacter and the Ecologies of war in the Middle East
Joost Hiltermann | Halabja and Khan Sheikhoun: A Tale of Two Fictions

11:15-11:35 a.m.
COFFEE BREAK

11:35 a.m. – 1:00 p.m
PANEL 2: Illicit Trade of Deadly Bombs
Hugh Gusterson, William Hartung
Moderated by: Nina Tannenwald, Director, International Relations Program, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Senior Lecturer in Political Science

Hugh Gusterson | The Proliferation Debate in Cross-Cultural Perspective
William Hartung | Tracking the Mideast Arms Trade: Available Resources and Research Challenges

1:00 – 2:15 p.m.
LUNCH FOR SPEAKERS AND INVITED GUESTS
Kim Koo Library

2:15-3:30 p.m.
PANEL 3: Legacies of Global Toxic Landscapes
Catherine Lutz, Fabienne Lips-Dumas
Moderated by: Scott Frickel

Catherine Lutz | FUDS (Formerly Used Defense Sites): Slow Chemical Warfare and the Impact of US Military Activity
Fabienne Lips-Dumas | Indifference and Issues that Never Go Away
3:30-3:45 p.m.

CONCLUDING REMARKS
Narges Bajoghli

End of Program

 

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