Yale Professors to Speak Tonight on Cultural Background of Iraq War

In a forum titled “Iraq Beyond the Headlines,” five Yale faculty members will meet tonight to discuss the historical and religious context of the Iraq conflict.

Panelists and the topics of their respective presentations are

Eckart Frahm, “Bombs over Babylon: The Archaeological Heritage of Iraq”
Beatrice Gruendler, “Islam in Iraq: Sunnites and Shiites”
Dimitri Gutas, “Baghdad and Islamic Civilization”
Siam Bhayron, “Christians and Jews in Iraq”
Benjamin Foster, “Yale and Iraq.”

The moderator of the panel is Karen Foster, who teaches in the department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization.

The forum, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 8 p.m. in Sudler Hall, 100 Wall St.

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