Celebrating 125 Years

Lectures & Events

 
March 2017
Tuesday
28
March
2017
Nico Osteria
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
/Portals/0/NADevEventsImages/default_event_image_80.jpg
Nico Osteria
1015 North Rush Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Wednesday
29
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
/Portals/0/NADevEventsImages/default_event_image_80.jpg
Speaker: Kenneth L. Marcus, founder and president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law
Wednesday
29
March
2017
White and Williams LLP
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
/Portals/0/NADevEventsImages/default_event_image_80.jpg
White and Williams LLP
7 Times Square, Suite 2900
New York, New York 10036-6524
30
-
31
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
This is a two-day event
/Portals/0/NADevEventsImages/20170330_state_of_our_80.jpg
Approved for 6 hours of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
April 2017
Friday
7
April
2017
CWRU Law School
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
/Portals/0/NADevEventsImages/20170407_legal_challenges_in_80.gif
6 hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Thursday
13
April
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
/Portals/0/NADevEventsImages/20170413_center_for_cyberspace_80.jpg
Speaker: Tim Wu, Professor, Columbia Law School
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
19
April
2017
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
/Portals/0/NADevEventsImages/20170419_cross_cultural_communications_80.jpg
Kathryn S. Mercer, Professor of Lawyering Skills, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Thursday
20
April
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
/Portals/0/NADevEventsImages/20170420_banning_bibles_death_80.jpg
Speaker: Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Professor and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies and Affiliate Professor of Law, Indiana University Bloomington
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Monday
24
April
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
/Portals/0/NADevEventsImages/20170424_slavery_and_human_80.jpg
Speaker: Dynda A. Thomas, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
May 2017
Wednesday
17
May
2017
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
/Portals/0/NADevEventsImages/20170517_litigating_world_war_ii_80.jpg
Timothy Webster, Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Sunday
21
May
2017
CWRU Law School
All-day event
/Portals/0/NADevEventsImages/20170521_commencement_80.jpg
Webcast live
February 2018
16
-
17
February
2018
CWRU Law School
This is a two-day event
/Portals/0/NADevEventsImages/default_event_image_80.jpg
American Nation-State Building and Iraq
Sponsor
Institute for Global Security Law and Policy
NOV 10, 2009
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location
Moot Courtroom (A59)

U.S. policy perceptions of Iraq have migrated from confidence that a post-invasion Iraq could be quickly revived, to convictions that Iraqis were ungovernable, and now to beliefs that “the surge worked.” Along the way, one heard that if only Washington had better political commitment to Iraq or smarter management in Baghdad, the situation would improve. Throughout this debate, the economic and political reality of Iraq made little appearance. This project examines changes in Iraq’s political economy before and after 2003. Since 2003, Iraq’s economy has matured into what can be termed a war economy. This means party-connected militias and various sub-state actors, not central political authorities, control whole sectors of the domestic economy, including oil smuggling and import supply chains. Similar to other cases of civil conflict, combatants use violence to enforce monopolistic control over economic assets, while monopoly profits support the means of violence. Criticisms of political commitment or occupation management miss the point that conditions of economic fragmentation, corruption, and general underdevelopment were well established before the invasion. In many ways, the American occupation of Iraq has come to accommodate the very conditions that it was advertized to reform.

The case of Iraq is representative of a larger set of American efforts at nation-state building. Beginning with the reconstruction period after the Civil War, the U.S. has attempted state and nation building in a number of settings. Yet while advocates of American intervention hail the success of Japan and Germany after WWII, they ignore the far larger number of failures. The problem of American intervention and occupation in cases like Iraq is not the failure of follow through or getting the right counterinsurgency tactics, but the assumption that foreign occupation can trump patterns of local authority.
Speaker Information
Pete W. Moore
Associate professor of Political Science
Case Western Reserve University


Pete Moore serves on the editorial board of Middle East Report. Previously, he taught at the University of Miami, Concordia, Dartmouth, and McGill. Prof. Moore’s research explores issue of political economy of the Middle East, specifically business-state relations, oil politics, trade, and civil war. He has conducted research and/or lived in Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Kuwait, Yemen, and Palestine. In 2008-2009, he was a Fulbright Fellow at Zayed University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He is widely published in print and on the web. He earned his Ph.D. at McGill University in Montreal.
Additional Information
Open to the public at no cost. Reception follows, featuring Middle Eastern foods. Please note - Recording in any form is prohibited.
NOTE: Not a CLE event.

Browse Lectures
Current LecturesPast Lectures


Get the latest news from CWRU Law directly to your inbox