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September 2016
Friday
16
September
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Tuesday
20
September
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Speaker: Lawrence Douglas
Author and James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought, Amherst College
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
21
September
2016
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Speaker: B. Jessie Hill
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available  |  Webcast live
Friday
23
September
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available, pending approval  |  Webcast live
October 2016
Thursday
6
October
2016
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Thursday
6
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Speaker: Franita Tolson
Betty T. Ferguson Professor of Voting Rights, Florida State University College of Law
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available  |  Webcast live
Thursday
13
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Nathan Quick
Trial Chambers, International Criminal Court
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available  |  Webcast live
Friday
14
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Speaker: David J. Garrow, Distinguished Research Professor of History and Law, University of Pittsburgh
Pamela S. Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law and Co-Director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, Stanford University
Theodore M. Shaw, Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Civil Rights, University of North Carolina former Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Tuesday
18
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: The Honorable Kathleen M. O'Malley
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
CLE credit available  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
19
October
2016
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Speaker: Kevin C. McMunigal
Professor of Law
CLE credit available  |  Webcast live
Friday
28
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Speaker: The Honorable Leo M. Gordon
U.S. Court of International Trade
Webcast live
Wednesday
9
November
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Wednesday
16
November
2016
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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CLE credit available  |  Webcast live
Saturday
19
November
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
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February 2017
Friday
10
February
2017
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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March 2017
Friday
3
March
2017
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Monday
6
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Elisabeth Rosenthal
Columnist, The New York Times
Thursday
9
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Michael H. Posner
Jerome Kohlberg Professor Ethics and Finance
Professor Business and Society
Center for Business and Human Rights
NYU Stern School of Business
Wednesday
22
March
2017
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Webcast live
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.

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