Program 2017



Thursday, November 9, 2017
6:45 p.m.
*(note below) Hotel transfer from Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Providence for dinner at the Brown Faculty Club, One Magee Street, Providence, RI

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

8:45 p.m.
Return transfer from Brown Faculty Club to Hampton Inn Downtown Providence

Friday, November 10, 2017
8:45 a.m.
Transfer from Hampton Inn 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

Omar DewachiAssistant Professor of Anthropology, Social Medicine and Global Health, and Co-Director of the Conflict Medicine Program at the American University of Beirut | Dirty Wars, Dirty Wounds: Iraqibacter and the Ecologies of war in the Middle East

Joost Hiltermann
Middle East North Africa Program Director for The International Crisis Group| Halabja and Khan Sheikhoun: A Tale of Two Fictions

11:15-11:35 a.m.

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 GustersonProfessor of Anthropology and International Affairs at George Washington University| The Proliferation Debate in Cross-Cultural Perspective

William Hartung
Director, Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy; author of Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex (Nation Books, 2011) and the co-editor, with Miriam Pemberton, of Lessons from Iraq: Avoiding the Next War (Paradigm Press, 2008)| Tracking the Mideast Arms Trade: Available Resources and Research Challenges

1:00 – 2:15 p.m.
Kim Koo Library

2:15-3:30 p.m.
PANEL 3: Legacies of Global Toxic Landscapes
Catherine Lutz, Fabienne Lips-Dumas
Moderated by: Scott FrickelProfessor of Environment and Society and Sociology, Brown University

Catherine Lutz, Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Family Professor of International Studies, Professor of Anthropology, Brown University | FUDS (Formerly Used Defense Sites): Slow Chemical Warfare and the Impact of US Military Activity

Fabienne Lips-Dumas
 internationally awarded producer, director, writer and journalist| Indifference and Issues that Never Go Away

3:30-3:45 p.m.
Narges Bajoghli

End of Official Program

4:00 p.m.
Transfer from Watson Institute to Hampton Inn & Suites for guests staying overnight

Other departures: Guests make own arrangements to airports / train / bus station
Mail in taxi or shared ride receipts for reimbursement.

* Guests staying at the Hampton Inn must let the Front Desk know that they are there for the shuttle 5 minutes ahead of the scheduled departure time


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