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On November 17, 2016, FPRI hosted its Annual Dinner at the Union League of Philadelphia. Kanan Makiya, founder of the Iraq Memory Foundation and author of Republic of Fear, Cruelty and Silence, and The Rope was awarded the 12th Annual Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Service. Trudy Rubin, an award-winning columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, joined him in conversation to discuss “Beyond Dysfunction and Devastation: Iraq, the Arab Spring, and Lessons for Today.”