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1 George Antonius Memorial Lecture: The Iraq Invasion and Aftermath: Lessons for Arab World Reform Jeremy Greenstock is the Chairman of the strategic advisory company, Gatehouse Advisory Partners, established in September 2010, and Chairman of Lambert Energy Advisory, the oil and gas specialists, since January 2012. Sir Jeremy Greenstock 11 Jul 2017
2 OxPeace 2017: What prospects for restoring cultural heritage in Iraq? John Curtis will describe the destruction of tangible and intangible cultural heritage in Iraq, beginning with the first Gulf War in 1991 and continuing to the ravages of ISIS in 2014-2017. John Curtis 12 Jun 2017
3 OxPeace 2017: Extremists' - and Others' - Conceptions of Peace This talk uses first person interviews to present the on-the-ground attitudes to peace in post-ISIS Iraq. Lydia Wilson 12 Jun 2017
4 Panel Discussion: Prospects of Iraqi Kurdistan's Independence Amid Regional Turbulences Hemin Hawrami (Senior Adviser to President Masoud Barzani) and Ceng Sagnic (Moshe Dayan Centre, Israel), discuss the prospect of Kurdistan independence. Chaired by Eugene Rogan (St Antony’s College). Hemin Hawrami, Ceng Sagnic, Eugene Rogan, Ari Aziz Mamshae 16 May 2017
5 Creative Commons Fear and Loathing International Relations - Cyril Foster Lecture 2017 Although the 2003 Iraq War was linked to the "War on Terror" the case for the war was presented, at least in the UK, within the terms of the established framework of international relations, with the UN at the centre. Lawrence Freedman 16 Mar 2017
6 Iraq Re:Coded: Durable Skills, Education and Livelihoods through Innovation and Technology’ This presentation introduces ‘Iraq Re:Code Ali Clare (New York University) and Frederic Kastner (Fuse Foundation) give a talk for the Innovative Approaches to Education and Skills Training in Humanitarian Contexts panel. Ali Clare, Frederic Kastner 02 Dec 2016
7 Site Destruction in the Iraqi Jazirah: a satellite imagery assessment (English) Dr Emma Cunliffe brings our attention to the importance of considering the significant damage caused by agriculture, development, irrigation and infrastructure protects to less visible sites and features, such as holloways. Emma Cunliffe 23 Nov 2016
8 Using Digital Technologies to Document the Endangered Archaeological Heritage of the Bazyan Basin in Slemani (English) Using case studies from his work in the Bazyan Basin, Ricardo Cabral outlines the digital technologies that can be used to survey and explore sites threatened by agriculture, development and industry in Iraq. Ricardo Cabral 23 Nov 2016
9 Capacity Building for Cultural Heritage in the KRG (Kurdish translation) Dr Tobin Hartnell argues that three key ‘gaps’ are threatening cultural heritage: an interest gap, a caring gap, and a skills gap. He suggests that expanding cultural heritage studies beyond universities is a key priority for the future. Tobin Hartnell 23 Nov 2016
10 Capacity Building for Cultural Heritage in the KRG (Arabic translation) Dr Tobin Hartnell argues that three key ‘gaps’ are threatening cultural heritage: an interest gap, a caring gap, and a skills gap. He suggests that expanding cultural heritage studies beyond universities is a key priority for the future. Tobin Hartnell 23 Nov 2016
11 Capacity Building for Cultural Heritage in the KRG (English) Dr Tobin Hartnell argues that three key ‘gaps’ are threatening cultural heritage: an interest gap, a caring gap, and a skills gap. He suggests that expanding cultural heritage studies beyond universities is a key priority for the future. Tobin Hartnell 23 Nov 2016
12 RASHID International: Formulating a Future for Iraq's Past (Kurdish translation) Prof. Matthews discusses initiatives by RASHID International to help protect, preserve and raise awareness of Iraq’s cultural heritage. Despite having only been in existence for a couple of months, RASHID already has over 70 members from across the world. Roger Matthews 22 Nov 2016
13 RASHID International: Formulating a Future for Iraq's Past (English) Prof. Matthews discusses initiatives by RASHID International to help protect, preserve and raise awareness of Iraq’s cultural heritage. Despite having only been in existence for a couple of months, RASHID already has over 70 members from across the world. Roger Matthews 22 Nov 2016
14 The British Museum’s Iraq Emergency Heritage Management Training Scheme (Kurdish translation) Dr MacGinnis presents the initial results of the British Museum’s heritage management training scheme, which focuses particularly on fieldwork management, training students on excavation and post-excavation techniques. John MacGinnis 22 Nov 2016
15 The British Museum’s Iraq Emergency Heritage Management Training Scheme (English) Dr MacGinnis presents the initial results of the British Museum’s heritage management training scheme, which focuses particularly on fieldwork management, training students on excavation and post-excavation techniques John MacGinnis 22 Nov 2016
16 Archaeological Conservation Programs of the Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage (English translation) Dr Khorsheed showcases some of IICAH’s success stories. With its state-of-the-art facilities, the Institute is able to train students and practitioners from all over Iraq with the help of national and international experts. Abdullah Khorsheed 22 Nov 2016
17 Archaeological Conservation Programs of the Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage (Kurdish) Dr Khorsheed showcases some of IICAH’s success stories. With its state-of-the-art facilities, the Institute is able to train students and practitioners from all over Iraq with the help of national and international experts. Abdullah Khorsheed 22 Nov 2016
18 Monitoring, Protecting, and Preserving Cultural Heritage: Recent Results of the ASOR Cultural Heritage Initiatives (Kurdish translation) Allison Cuneo talks about conflict damage to Iraqi heritage and ASOR CHI’s role in mapping episodes of destruction and assisting the Iraqi authorities in establishing priorities and planning for the post-conflict phase. Allison Cuneo 22 Nov 2016
19 Monitoring, Protecting, and Preserving Cultural Heritage: Recent Results of the ASOR Cultural Heritage Initiatives (Arabic translation) Allison Cuneo talks about conflict damage to Iraqi heritage and ASOR CHI’s role in mapping episodes of destruction and assisting the Iraqi authorities in establishing priorities and planning for the post-conflict phase. Allison Cuneo 22 Nov 2016
20 Monitoring, Protecting, and Preserving Cultural Heritage: Recent Results of the ASOR Cultural Heritage Initiatives (English) Allison Cuneo talks about conflict damage to Iraqi heritage and ASOR CHI’s role in mapping episodes of destruction and assisting the Iraqi authorities in establishing priorities and planning for the post-conflict phase. Allison Cuneo 22 Nov 2016
21 Digitizing the Past: A New Digital Atlas and Database of the Archaeological sites in Iraq (Kurdish translation) Dr al-Hamdani speaks about on-going work to create a nation-wide digital map of archaeological sites in Iraq: more than 17,000 sites have been mapped so far Abdelamir al-Hamdani 22 Nov 2016
22 Digitizing the Past: A New Digital Atlas and Database of the Archaeological sites in Iraq (Arabic translation) Dr al-Hamdani speaks about on-going work to create a nation-wide digital map of archaeological sites in Iraq: more than 17,000 sites have been mapped so far. Abdelamir al-Hamdani 22 Nov 2016
23 Digitizing the Past: A New Atlas and Database of the Archaeological Sites in Iraq (English) Dr al-Hamdani speaks about on-going work to create a nation-wide digital map of archaeological sites in Iraq: more than 17,000 sites have been mapped so far. Abdelamir al-Hamdani 22 Nov 2016
24 Creative Commons The Islamic State, the Kurdistan Region, and the Future of Iraq Professor Gareth Stansfield (University of Exeter) gives a talk on Iraq, ISIS, and the Kurdish region as part ofte Middle East Centre Seminar series. Gareth Stansfield 11 Dec 2015
25 Creative Commons FMR 47 Mobility as a solution Not all those who have gone to Syria's neighbours are registered, nor do all of these people regard themselves as refugees Lucas Oesch 02 Dec 2014
26 Creative Commons FMR 47 How the crisis is altering women’s roles in Syria The significance of women as both distributors and recipients has been pivotal to the implementation of humanitarian assistance but also points to the burgeoning of a new social dynamic that has come about as a result of the upheaval caused by the war. Zerene Haddad 02 Dec 2014
27 Creative Commons FMR 47 The inside story: internal displacement in Syria With IDPs currently constituting two-thirds of those uprooted by the conflict, the ‘inside story’ of displacement in Syria requires much greater attention. Erin Mooney 02 Dec 2014
28 Creative Commons FMR 47 The mental health of Syrian refugee children and adolescents Mental health services can be key to restoring basic psychological functioning and to supporting resilience and positive coping strategies for children, adolescents and adults. Leah James, Annie Sovcik, Ferdinand Garoff, Reem Abbasi 02 Dec 2014
29 Creative Commons FMR 47 The vulnerability of Palestinian refugees from Syria While Syrian nationals may eventually return to their home country, the future for Palestinians from Syria is increasingly uncertain. Meanwhile they are more vulnerable, and treated worse, than most other refugees from the Syrian conflict. Leah Morrison 02 Dec 2014
30 Creative Commons FMR 47 The impact of displacement on disabled, injured and older Syrian refugees In contexts of displacement it is critical to recognise that some groups in the population may require specific attention. Awareness of these needs has major consequences for the types of services required, and the way they are delivered. Marcus Skinner 02 Dec 2014
31 Creative Commons FMR 47 Gender, conscription and protection, and the war in Syria The struggles endured by men who remain inside Syria and the obstacles faced by others who choose to remove themselves from the fighting by fleeing the country demonstrate a need to redefine classic conceptions of vulnerability. Rochelle Davis, Abbie Taylor, Emma Murphy 02 Dec 2014
32 Creative Commons FMR 47 If Israel accepted Syrian refugees and IDPs in the Golan Heights Could re-opening the Golan Heights to Syrians displaced by the conflict be a beneficial option for those fleeing the Syrian conflict and for Israel’s relations with its north-eastern neighbour? Crystal Plotner 02 Dec 2014
33 Creative Commons FMR 47 For beneficiary-led protection programming in Jordan Despite the humanitarian community’s clear focus on addressing the protection concerns of displaced Syrians, in Jordan the beneficiaries of many protection programmes have had limited influence on the shape of the protection response to date. Sinead McGrath 02 Dec 2014
34 Creative Commons FMR 47 A duty and a burden on Jordan It is important to Jordan both that it protects its national identity and maintains its cultural obligations, and that it faces up to its humanitarian obligations. Saleh Al-Kilani 02 Dec 2014
35 Creative Commons FMR 47 Protection challenges of mobility It is easy to say that people fleeing Syria should stay in camps or satellite cities but people move on for a variety of reasons, and programmes and services must adapt to assist them. Melissa Phillips, Kathrine Starup 02 Dec 2014
36 Creative Commons FMR 47 Refugee by association Many Syrians, even when they have not been individually singled out, meet the refugee criteria on the grounds of being at risk of persecution because of a perceived association, in the broadest sense, with one of the parties to the conflict. Blanche Tax 02 Dec 2014
37 Creative Commons FMR 47 Limited legal status for refugees from Syria in Lebanon Having limited legal status has direct negative consequences for Syrian refugees’ access to protection and assistance during their stay in Lebanon. Limited legal status also increases the risks of abuse and exploitation. Dalia Aranki, Olivia Kalis 02 Dec 2014
38 Creative Commons FMR 47 Coping strategies among self-settled Syrians in Lebanon Refugees in Lebanon prefer living outside camps, where they can influence their situation. Cathrine Thorleifsson 02 Dec 2014
39 Creative Commons FMR 47 Refugee activists’ involvement in relief effort in Lebanon A cadre of educated middle-class Syrian refugees dedicated to improving conditions for Syrians at home and in Lebanon are building a civil society in exile but face obstacles to consolidating their presence and becoming more effective. Frances Topham Smallwood 02 Dec 2014
40 Creative Commons FMR 47 The role of host communities in north Lebanon Research conducted in Akkar, north Lebanon, suggests that the role played by the host community demonstrates good local capacity which should be built on to encourage further civic engagement and empowerment. Helen Mackreath 02 Dec 2014
41 Creative Commons FMR 47 Syrians contributing to Kurdish economic growth The circumstances for both successful livelihoods programming for refugees and for contributing to the local economy are present in the Kurdish region of Iraq. Anubha Sood, Louisa Seferis 02 Dec 2014
42 Creative Commons FMR 47 The refugee crisis in Lebanon and Jordan: the need for economic development spending The most effective way to tackle the Syrian refugee crisis is for neighbouring states to assume a leading role in development spending, infrastructure upgrading and job creation, particularly in the most underdeveloped regions of those countries. Omar Dahi 02 Dec 2014
43 Creative Commons FMR 47 Development and protection challenges of the Syrian refugee crisisf The Syria Regional Response Plan 6 (RRP6) 2014 provides an increased focus on early recovery, social cohesion interventions and a transition from assistance to development-led interventions, alongside the continuing large-scale humanitarian assistance. Roger Zetter, Heloise Ruaudel 02 Dec 2014
44 Creative Commons FMR 47 Foreword: the inheritance of loss As the civil war in Syria drags on, the scale of displacement continues to increase. While the crisis may be prolonged, refugees and IDPs need support now for their protection, their recovery, and both their immediate and their long-term prospects. Nigel Fisher 02 Dec 2014
45 Why are westerners drawn to fight with IS in Syria and Iraq? And what can we do in response? Rachel Briggs (Institute for Strategic Dialogue) and Peter Neumann (International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation) give a presentation for the COMPAS Breakfast Brefiing Series. Rachel Briggs, Peter Neumann 18 Nov 2014
46 American Foreign Policy in the 21st Century The Hon. Christopher Bancroft Burnham, Former US Under Secretary of State and former Under Secretary General of the United Nations, gives a talk for the Rothermere American Institute seminar series Christopher Bancroft Burnham 03 Nov 2014
47 Creative Commons THEMIS: Elites and emulators: the evolution of an Iraqi Kurdish - European migration system Erlend Paasche presents his paper 'Elites and emulators: the evolution of an Iraqi Kurdish - European migration system' in Parallel session VI(D) of the conference Examining Migration Dynamics: Networks and Beyond, 24-26 Sept 2013 Erlend Paasche 24 Feb 2014
48 Creative Commons FMR 43 Displacement in a fragile Iraq The post-Saddam Iraqi state enjoys only limited support from the population, excludes significant sections of its people from power, suppresses the opposition and does not protect citizens from arbitrary arrests, and corruption is rampant. Ali A K Ali 09 Aug 2013
49 Launch of Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network: Dr Amal Shlash Ministers and distinguished high-level representatives from around twenty countries formally launched a new Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network in Oxford on 6 June. Dr Amal Shlash, Iraq. Amal Shlash 10 Jul 2013
50 Women and the Post-2014 Afghanistan: What is the West's Responsibility? Will women's rights inevitably deteriorate when the international forces pull out next year? Is there hope for maintaining progress and creating an equal society? Tabasum Wolayat, Kerry Healey, Frances Guy, Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles 01 Jul 2013
51 Creative Commons NATO and European Security Dynamics: Military Capability and Political Will A talk given by Professor Janne Haaland Matlary of the University of Oslo and visiting fellow at the Changing Character of War Programme, Oxford, to the Global Directions research group at Merton College. Janne Haaland Matlary 24 Jun 2013
52 Creative Commons OxPeace 2013: Tigris and Euphrates as intruments of peace: the Marshes, Iraq: Session 2B Environmental Peacebuilding Azzam Alwash, Iraq, gives a talk for the OxPeace 2013 conference: The Future of Peace Building. Azzam Alwash 21 May 2013
53 Creative Commons FMR 36 Rumour versus information Central to Iraqi refugees' efforts to resolve the question of their immediate future is their access to good information about resettlement and return. Adam Saltsman 09 Apr 2013
54 Creative Commons Can TV make history? Norma Percy, Documentary film making and producer gives a talk for thw Reuters Institute Seminar Series. Note: Clips of documentaries have been edited out to avoid copyright infringement. Norma Percy 06 Feb 2012
55 Creative Commons Strategy for Action: Using Force Wisely in the 21st Century Commodore Steve Jermy (Royal Navy) gives a talk for the Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict seminar series. Steve Jermy 26 Oct 2011
56 The Legacy of 9/11 Panel discussion from the oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict on The Legacy of 9/11. Jennifer Welsh, David Rodin, Dapo Akande 25 Oct 2011
57 The Changing Character of War Dr Robert Johnson, lecturer in the History of War and Deputy Director of the Oxford Program on the Changing Character of War gives a talk for the Oxford Alumni Weekend. Robert Johnson 10 Oct 2011
58 Pre-Emptive Strikes - Israel and Iran Dr Tamir Meisels, Tel Aviv University, gives a seminar for the Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict Seminar Series. Tamir Meisels 24 Aug 2011
59 Creative Commons Contemporary Security Challenges (partial) Dr Paul Cornish (Chatham House) gives a talk for the Hiliary Term 2011 ELAC/CCW seminar series. Please note: this is only a partial recording. we apologise for the inconvenience this may cause. Paul Cornish 21 Feb 2011
60 Creative Commons Invisible War: The United States and The Iraq Sanctions Special seminar from the Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC) given by Professor Jay Gordan (Fairfield University with Professor David Miller (Oxford). Jay Gordan, David Miller 05 Jan 2011
61 Iraq's refugees - beyond tolerance: Keynote address This podcast was recorded at the Regional Presentation of the Forced Migration Policy Briefing on 'Iraq's refugees - beyond tolerance', which was held on 13th April 2010 in Amman, Jordan. Prince El-Hassan bin Talal 05 May 2010
62 Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2009 : Beyond Blankets: in search of political deals and durable solutions for the displaced This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre's Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture which was on Wednesday 18th November 2009 at the Museum of Natural History, University of Oxford. Jan Egeland 27 Nov 2009
63 IGS Kaberry Lecture: Peace and Reconstruction in the Middle East: Where are the Women? This podcast was recorded at the International Gender Studies Centre's Kaberry Commemorative Lecture which was on Thursday 27th May 2009 at St Anne's College, University of Oxford. Maria Jaschok, Haleh Afshar 01 Jun 2009
64 Obama's First 100 Days Orla De Burca interviews Desmond King, Andrew Mellon Professor of American Government, on Barack Obama’s first 100 days as President; discussing Obama’s plans to recover America’s Economy and the success so far of his foreign and domestic plans. Desmond King, Orla De Burca 06 May 2009
65 Iraqis in Jordan Interviews with a number of Iraqi refugees now living in Jordan from a range of backgrounds and current situations. Simon James 20 May 2008