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STS Co-Sponsored Talk: Public lecture by Omar Dewachi

Iraq's Emerging Therapeutic Geography: Warfare and the 'Crisis' of (Health) Care
When Nov 13, 2012
from 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Where ARC Ballroom A
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Omar Dewachi (Assistant Professor of Medical Anthropology and Public Health American University of Beirut) will be giving a public lecture based on past and ongoing multi-sited enthnographic research in Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, India and Turkey.

Omar's current book manuscript, The Ungovernable: Warfare and Mandatory Medicine in Iraq [Advanced contract with Stanford University Press] interrogates the rise and fall of state-sponsored medicine in Iraq and its role in the formation, governing, and collapse of the Iraqi state under conditions of contemporary warfare and biopolitics. His new and ongoing research project is a multi-sited ethnography exploring the therapeutic geography of care for Iraqi patients seeking medical care in regional hospitals in Lebanon, Jordan, India and Turkey. He is also an occasional contributor and commentator in the media on public health and medical issues in the Arab World, with a focus on the ongoing war and violence in Iraq.

Reception at 6pm, followed by the lecture at 7pm.

Presented by Middle East/South Asia Studies Program

Co-sponsored by Science & Technology Studies

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