Rebuilding Civilizations Destroyed By Seyfo,

The Creation of Modern Iraq and Turkey, and Recent Events

Saturday, August 1, 2020

1:00pm to 2:15pm EST

Few topics in international relations are more pressing than restoring the populations and structures affected by decades of war and economic sanctions in Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. Many neighborhoods and even entire towns and villages have been destroyed. Sites of longstanding veneration and cultural transmission were desecrated or severely damaged. This talk will explore a few precedents for interrupting the erasure of peoples' distinct heritages, using national or international commitments to prevent further attacks and restore damaged tangible and intangible cultural heritage.

Hannibal Travis

Professor of Law

Florida International University

This event is presented in partnership with the Assyrian Studies Association.


Hannibal Travis is a Professor of Law at Florida International University, where he has taught international law, entertainment law, Internet law, and intellectual property law courses. He has also served as a visiting professor at Villanova and the University of Florida. His works have focused on the definition and history of the crime of genocide, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, intervention in and refugee flows resulting from the Arab Spring, and international law in U.S. courts. His scholarship has appeared in books from Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge, and Transaction, and the university presses of Cambridge, Oxford, the University of Pennsylvania, Rogers Williams University, and Rutgers University.

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