TITLE: The Iraqi Revolution: Why is it Relevant to Modern Iraq?
SPEAKER: Juan Romero
EVENT DATE: 2009/02/24
RUNNING TIME: 51 minutes
Juan Romero, adjunct professor at Georgetown University's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, discussed "The Iraqi Revolution: Why is it Relevant to Modern Iraq?" in a program sponsored by the African and Middle Eastern Division.
Speaker Biography: Juan Romero received his master's degree in Middle Eastern studies from the University of Texas at Austin (UT) in 2001. He received his doctoral degree in history from UT in 2008. Romero's research interests focus on European imperialism and the Cold War in the Middle East. Prior to his graduate studies, Romero traveled extensively, including to Egypt, and lived for many years in Russia, Taiwan, India and Japan. His professional career includes working as a guide, translator, interpreter and language and yoga instructor. He has studied Arabic in Egypt and meditation in Taiwan, India, and Japan.