Pictured from left to right: Katharyn Hanson, Nabil Al-Tikriti, Alda Benjamen, Eric Davis and Rick Spees.
Mosul, Iraq, once a thriving city of more than 1.8 million religiously and ethnically diverse inhabitants, was attacked and conquered by ISIS (ISIL or Da’ish) in June 2014. Its successful liberation in July 2017 began the first step in the rebuilding of Iraq’s third largest city. On November 16, The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) and The Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TARII) hosted a conversation on “The Situation in Mosul” in Washington, D.C. Our speakers discussed the impact of ISIS control, the current situation in Mosul, and the future of this important Iraqi city. The panel of speakers included Dr. Alda Benjamen, Dr. Katharyn Hanson, Dr. Nabil Al-Tikriti, and Dr. Eric Davis.