BEYOND EDUCIDE is the result of the International Seminar on the Situation of Iraqi Academics The autors of this booklet are all those who participated in this seminar.
AHMAD KAMAL President of the Association of University Lecturers in Iraq (successor of the late Dr. Issam Al Rawi, brutally assassinated on 30 October 2006, most probably by Special Police Commandos)
BASIL HUSSEIN AL-GHURERY Deputy of the president of the Iraqi Centre for Strategic Studies
BASIM ALJANABI Department of International Studies, College of Political Sciences, Baghdad University) Dr. Basim Al-Janabi is professor Political science at Baghdad University. He gained his doctorate after the occupation and nearly missed his defence of thesis due to being in detention. He left Iraq in 2006 and lives in Amman, keeping close contacts with his colleagues. He is working on a proposal for teacher training with colleague at college of education at Baghdad University.
CAROLINE JANSSEN Studied classical and Oriental languages at the Ghent University. She obtained a PhD on cuneiform texts from the Belgian excavations in Iraq. She publishes on Assyriology and Arabic history, and is author of the book "Babil, the City of Witchcraft and Wine" that researches the image of the city of Babylon by medieval Arab geographers.
CHRISTOPHER PARKER Christopher Parker is Professor of Political and Social Science at Ghent University, Belgium. Drawing on fieldwork at sites of (neoliberal) policy innovation, Parker's recent work calls into question the tropes and practices through which academics and policymakers represent Arab political life as a field of inquiry and intervention. Recent publications include (inter alia): "Tunnel-Bypasses and Minarets of Capitalism: Amman as Neoliberal Assemblage" Political Geography 28(2), 2009; and "The War Economy of Iraq" (with Pete Moore) Middle East Report (243), 2007.
CURTIS DOEBBLER Dr. Curtis F J Doebbler is an international human rights lawyer known for his outspoken opposition to human rights violations by the US government and his support of individuals in countries that have been subject to armed attacks by the United States. He is professor of law at An-Najah National University in Nablus, Palestine, and representative of Nord Sud XXI to the United Nations in New York and Geneva.
DEREK GREGORY Derek Gregory (March 1, 1951) is an influential British geographer from the United Kingdom. He is currently professor of geography at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, having previously worked at Cambridge University. Gregory is best known for his book The Colonial Present: Afghanistan, Palestine and Iraq, published in 2004.
DIRK ADRIAENSENS Coordinator of SOS Iraq, member of the Executive Committee of the BRussells Tribunal. Since 1990 Dirk Adriaensens is following the situation in Iraq closely. Between 1992 and 2003 he led several delegations to Iraq, to observe the terrible effects of the sanctions. He is co-founder of the BRussells Tribunal, and he is one of the coordinators of the Global Campaign Against The assassination of Iraqi Academics. He wrote several articles on Iraq and cooperated on the book Cultural Cleansing in Iraq (Pluto Press, London 2010)
GHAZI RAHO Ghazi Raho was working at the ministry of Higher Education in Iraq. Now he is working as a professor at the AMMAN Arab university in Amman – Jordan
HAIFA ZANGANA an Iraqi-born novelist and artist, is the author of Women on a Journey: Between Baghdad and London. Her latest book is City of Widows: An Iraqi Woman's Account of War and Resistance. (Seven Stories Press, 2007). She is a weekly columnist for al-Quds newspaper and a commentator for The Guardian, Red Pepper, and al-Ahram Weekly. She's a member of the organization Women Solidarity for an Independent & Unified Iraq. She lives in London.
HANI HADEETHE Professor of Baghdad University / Center of Palestine Studies
HANS von SPONECK Count Hans-Christof von Sponeck, a former UN assistant secretary general, joined the UN Development Program in 1968 and worked in Ghana, Turkey, Botswana, Pakistan and India, before becoming Director of European Affairs in Geneva. He was appointed the UN humanitarian coordinator for Iraq in October 1998. Count Sponeck resigned from this position in February 2000 in protest of international policy towards Iraq. He teaches at the University of Marburg and serves in a range of NGO boards in Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany and Italy. Author of the book A Different Kind of War: The UN Sanctions Regime in Iraq, Berghahn Books, Providence, 2006.
HASHIM AL TAWIL is Professor of Art History at Henry Ford Community College, Michigan (USA). He completed his education in Iraq and in the USA, and worked in Iraq in the seventies and eighties on the faculty of the college of Fine arts, University of Baghdad, and was active in the Iraqi visual art and cultural scene. His research interests are directed towards history, art, and visual culture of the Arab world and Islam. As a visual artist, much of his work is derived from the subject of his research. His recent focus is on the hybridity of the Mediterranean culture in medieval time. He received a Fulbright senior research grant for 2007 in Italy, and a fellowship from Nantes Institute for Advanced Studies, France for 2011. Since the invasion of Iraq he has given tens of lectures and presentations on the destruction of Iraqi culture and more specifically in the area of the systematic and deliberate dismantling of Iraq's diverse and inclusive modern art landscape.
JAMIL HIKMET President of the International Society of Iraqi Scientists. The ISS, a non-profit and global scientific organization, is established to create and maintain communications, disseminate and promote research information, foster scientific collaboration among Iraqi scientists and interested organizations, for their advancement and the world at large.
KHALID AL MAAINI President of Iraqi Center for Strategic Studies – Damascus
LIEVEN DE CAUTER Filosopher, writer and activist, Lieven de Cauter is professor at Louvain University , RITS, Berlage Institute, P.A.R.T.S and he is president of The BRussells Tribunal. He teaches philosophy of culture in Leuven, Brussels and Rotterdam. He published several books on contemporary art, experience and modernity, on Walter Benjamin, architecture, the city and politics. Beside this he published poems, columns, statements, pamphlets and opinion pieces. His latest books The Capsular Civilization: On the City in the Age of Fear (2004) and, as co-editor, Heterotopia and the city (2008) and Art and activism in the Age of globalization (2010).
LUDO DE BRABANDER Spokesperson of Vrede, a peace organization. Ludo De Brabander is an editor for several magazines and e-zines on international policy, war, and peace and author of several books, the last one on NATO entitled Als de NAVO de passiepreekt, EPO). His area of expertise is politics in the Middle East (Palestine), NATO and European security and defence policy. He is also lecturer in the Department of Social Work Education at the University College Arteveldehogeschool.
MAHMOUD AL TAIE Iraqi Novelist
MARIO NOVELLI Senior Lecturer in International Education and Development, based in the Centre for International Education (CIE), Sussex University. Before that he worked at the University of Amsterdam, and the University of Bristol, working across the disciplines of Education, International development, Geography and Politics. My work explores the relationship between Globalisation, Education and International Development. Within this field he is particularly interested in three major areas: Education and Conflict, Education & Labour Movements and the Global Governance of Education and Development.
MAZIN KADHIM Professor of Electronic Engineering - Electrical Engineering Department - Faculty of Engineering and Technology University of Jordan.
GIBSON McGUIRE is one of the world's leading authorities on ancient Mesopotamia. He has done fieldwork in Iraq and elsewhere in the region and has published extensively. He was as part of a National Geographic delegation visiting Iraq to inspect archaeological sites in 2003. He also has provided expert advice to UNESCO and other cultural and scholarly organizations working to preserve the archaeological heritage of Iraq. His fieldwork has taken him to Nippur, the religious center of ancient Mesopotamia. Additionally, he has done fieldwork in Yemen, Saudi Arabia and north-eastern Syria.
MUNDHER AL ADHAMI Researcher on cognitive and professional development at Kings College London, with a number of school textbooks, articles and manuals on advanced pedagogy for teachers of mathematics; writer on Iraqi issues in English and Arabic; member of the follow-up committee of the Arab-Islamic Conference; member of the Iraqi National Foundation Congress.
MUSTAFA AYASH AL KUBAISA Manager of the Relations in the Iraqi Center for Stragic Studies
OMAR AL KUBAISSI is a renowned Iraqi cardiologist surgeon. Former Head of Cardiac Dept. at Al Rasheed Military Hospital (Baghdad), Head of Cardiac Dept. Saddam Center for Cardiac Surgery from 1999 to 2003. He was also former Head of the postgraduate medical Arab Board studies in al-Rasheed hospital, Secretary Deputy of the Arab Military Medical Organization, coeditor of the bulletin of the Iraqi society for cardiothoracic and vascular surgery. He is Head of Postgraduate Department at Ibn Al Bitar Hospital, and chief consultant physician in cardiology, Baghdad, Iraq from May 2003 till now.
PAUL VAN CAUWENBERGE is the rector of Ghent University from October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2013. He is assisted by vice-rector Luc Moens. Rector Van Cauwenberge is Professor of Otolaryngology in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Prof. Paul Van Cauwenberge started his academic career at the University of Ghent in 1973. From 1999 to 2004 he was the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. Since 1978 he held various mandates in the Board of Directors and the Executive Council of the university.
PEDRO ROJO PhD in Arab Philology, has been living in different countries in Middle East and North Africa. He is coordinator of the Arab world section of Icaria Publishing House and director of Boletín de PrensaÁrabe a magazine specialized in Arab world. He is also editor or or co-editor of different books on Iraq, such as Iraq diario de la resistencia, El mundovistopor los árabes, anuario de prensa 2007 o El mundovistopor los árabes, anuario de prensa 2006. He is member of CEOSI and its representative to Middle East. His last book isAnálisis y clasificación de los grupos de la Resistencia armada iraquí (Icaria, Barcelona 2010).
RAYMOND BAKER Professor of International Politics at Trinity College USA and American University Cairo, past president of the International Association of Middle Eastern Studies, governing board member of the World Congress of Middle East Studies. Founding member of International Association of Contemporary Iraqi Studies USA / Egypt
RIADH AL DABAGH earned his degrees in Mosul University and London University. More than 28 years experience in Mosul University (Hydrology Water Resources, Environmental Hydrology and Geology). Published more than 47 papers in the field of water resources and hydrology and 25 in education and scientific contribution. Since 1975 worked as Head of Geology Department, Mosul University, Dean, Vice President and Acting President of Mosul University, President of Al-Mustansiriya University, Baghdad. Also had a Visiting Professor Position in various universities in Europe, Canada and Brazil. Presently working as a Professor of Environment in Ajman University of Science & Technology (UAE).
SAAD NAJI JAWAD Department of International Studies, College of Political Sciences, Baghdad University.Past president of Iraq's professors association.Vice president of the Arab Association for Political Sciences.
SABAH AL MUKHTAR President of the Arab Lawyers Association (UK).Partner and founder of the Arab Lawyers Network, London. Acts as a consultant of Arab law in London.Vice chairman of the Muslim Council of Britain, Legal Affairs Committee. Secretary of PRICE, a Fund established under UK law with the aim of promoting remedies for injurious consequences of economic sanctions and other forms of economic coercion.
SAEED AL MUSAWI Former permanent Iraqi representative with the United Nations.
SAMI ZEMNI Professor Ghent University, Coordinator Middle East and North Africa Research Group at the Center of Third World Studies. Sami Zemni is a social scientist and public speaker. His area of expertise is politics within the Middle East and North Africa region, with special reference to political Islam. He focuses mainly on developments in Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, democratization in the Arab World as well as conflict in the Arab world. As a former director of the Center for Islam in Europe (CIE, 2002-2007), he has also written on issues of migration, integration, racism and Islamophobia.
SAWSAN AL ASSAF Ph.D. Lecturer in Political Science, University of Baghdad. She was a visiting fellow to various Arab and European universities, and lectured at LSE, NUI, the Irish Centre for Human Rights, Galway, Republic of Ireland, the International Centre for Future Strategic Studies, Cairo and the Centre for Gender Studies, Un of London. She is a founding member of the International Committee for Solidarity with Iraqi Academics (Qatar), and a member of Arab Association for Political Science (Cairo). She published two books and many articles and research in her field.
SHAIKH MOHAMMED AL FAIDHI Spokesperson of the Association of Muslim Scholars. Professor of Hadith College of Tenets of Religion – Islamic University in Baghdad.
SOUAD AL AZZAWI is a former Vice-President of Mamoun University of Scientific Affaires; former professor of environmental engineering at Baghdad Univ., recipient of the 2003 Nuclear-Free Future Award for her work on environmental contamination after the Gulf War in Iraq.
TAHRIR NUMAN is a former director of Arab Media Watch UK and a founding member of Women Solidarity for Unified and Independent Iraq, a UK based umbrella organization that encompasses many organisations and individuals working within the peace movement for justice for Iraq in various fields ranging from raising awareness on the deteriorating situation in occupied Iraq and actively supporting Iraqi women and children to the support of Iraqi people in their struggle to end the occupation.
YAHYA AL KUBAISI Visiting researcher, Institut Français du Proche Orient (IFPO), Amman, Jordan.
ZUHAIR AL SHAROOK Professor Zuhair Al Sharook, BSc, PGCF, PhD. Born in Mosul - Iraq. BSc in Zoology Mosul University 1969, PhD in Physiology University of Newcastle upon Tyne 1975. Professor of Physiology since 1989, Author of 3 Books. Dean of the Education College, Mosul University from (1989-2000) Dean of the Science College, Mosul University (200-2001) President of Mosul University, 2001- till the occupation. Anatomy and Physiology Tutor Westminster adult Education Service.