VENUE:University of Pennsylvania - Middle East Center

Iraq Against The World

April 03, 2023 | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm | Middle East Program

About the Event

What can post-Cold War Iraqi foreign policy teach us about the current world order? FPRI Senior Fellow Samuel Helfont will join FPRI Director of Research James Ryan to discuss the lessons that can be learned from the history of Iraqi foreign policy, and his new book, Iraq against the World. 

In Iraq against the World, Helfont offers new insights into the evolution of the post-Cold War order and reveals why wars in Iraq became a central feature of global politics for the past thirty years. Click here to learn more about Iraq against the World: Saddam, America, and the Post-Cold War Order.

This event is in person only at the University of Pennsylvania, Fisher-Bennett Hall, room 231. Fisher-Bennett Hall is located at 3340 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

If you are unable to attend in person, Samuel Helfont will also be joining Ronald J. Granieri virtually later this month for People, Politics, and Prose. Click here to learn more.

This event is co-sponsored by the Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania.


FPRI is happy to provide this event free of charge thanks to the generous support of our members, partners, and event attendees. If you are not currently a member, the suggested donation is $50.

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University of Pennsylvania - Middle East Center

3340 Walnut Street
Philadelphia. PA. US. 19104


Samuel Helfont

Samuel Helfont - Samuel Helfont is a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Middle East Program, and an Assistant Professor of Strategy and Policy at the Naval War College's program at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.

James Ryan

James Ryan - James Ryan is the Director of Research and the Middle East Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI).