The Centre for the Study of Developing Societies invites lecture by Dina Rizk Khoury on ‘War as Governance: The Social Politics of War in Iraq’ at CSDS, Delhi on Oct 18, 2019. The talk grapples with the problematic of everyday forms of rule in societies like that of Iraq that experience perpetual war. The Speaker is interested in how bureaucracies of welfare states focused on development like that of Ba’thist Iraq are transformed by war and the changes in claims made by citizens to state resources.
In both Ba’thist and post-Ba’thist Iraq claims by families of the fallen, shaped and continue to shape understandings of citizenship and the politics of gender and differences. It offers a window into forms of rule and claims to citizenship during wartime by tracing the everyday contestation of the meaning of martyrdom by the families of the fallen.
Dina Rizk Khoury is a Professor of History at George Washington University and a Guggenheim Fellow and American Council of Learned Societies Fellow. Her research and writing spans the early modern and modern history of the Middle East.
- Date of Lecture: Oct 18, 2019 (Friday)
- Venue: CSDS Seminar Room, 29 Rajpur Road, Delhi-110054