Kleptocracy, Militias and the October Revolution: the Iraqi State Between Sectarianism and Democracy
Date(s) - 09/09/2021
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Center for Middle East Studies Harvard University
The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar presents
Eric Davis, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University
Discussant: Muhamed Almaliky, M.D., Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; Director, Iraqi American Institute; Physician, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Dr. Eric Davis is a Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University and past director of the University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. His research has included the study of the relationship between state power and historical memory in modern Iraq, the political economy of Egyptian industrialization, the ideology and social bases of religious radical movements in Egypt and Israel, and the impact of oil wealth on the state and culture in Arab oil-producing countries. Dr. Davis has been appointed a fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University; the Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin; the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies, Princeton University; the Center for the Critical Analysis of Contemporary Culture, Rutgers University, and the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis. Dr. Davis was appointed a Carnegie Scholar for 2007-2008 by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Dr. Davis received his Ph.D from the University of Chicago.