How the US Turned Iraq into Iran’s Client State: The Unintended Consequences of a Myopic Foreign Policy


Thursday, November 5, 2020, 4:30pm to 6:00pm


online webinar (registration link below)

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar presents

Henry MunsonHenry Munson
Professor of Anthropology Emeritus and Cooperating Professor, School of Policy & International Affairs, University of Maine; author, Islam and Revolution in the Middle East

Rescheduled from April 2020.


Henry L. Munson, Professor of Anthropology Emeritus and Cooperating Professor, School of Policy & International Affairs at the University of Maine. He is the author of Islam and Revolution in the Middle East. Munsons's primary interests include religion and violence, religion and politics, religion and nationalism, Islamic fundamentalism and theories of religion. In the past, he has focused on Islam, and his field research has been grounded largely in the Middle East, especially in Morocco. Recent work has involved the comparative study of the late twentieth-century revivalist movements often called “fundamentalist.”

Representative publications: Fundamentalism. In The Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion, revised edition, ed. John Hinnells. London: Routledge, 2010; "Fundamentalisms Compared". Religion Compass 2, June 2008 (online journal); "Fundamentalism". Britannica Online, 2006; Islamic Militancy. In The Iraq War: Causes and Consequences, ed.Rick Fawn and Raymond Hinnebusch. Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2006.

This event is open to the public, but registration is required for this Zoom webinar.

Sponsors: Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Contact: Liz Flanagan