Mosul & the Islamic State: Justice & the Future of Mosul
On July 21 at 10AM EST, the Program on Extremism at George Washington University will host an exceptional line-up of keynote speakers to launch the Mosul & the Islamic State podcast which features Omar Mohammed. Reflecting on Mosul’s history, the ongoing pursuit of justice for Islamic State’s victims, and the prospects for the city’s future, the opening session will be chaired by Program on Extremism Director Lorenzo Vidino and features:
-Karim Khan QC, Chief Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court
-Professor Zeena Ghanim, Dean, School of Law Nineveh University
-General David Petraeus, former Director of the CIA
-Graeme Wood, The Atlantic & Yale University
A moderated discussion between Lorenzo Vidino, Omar Mohammed and Haroro Ingram will follow to formally launch the podcast. The four-episode series is hosted by Omar Mohammed, who reported on the Islamic State’s atrocities under the pen name ‘Mosul Eye’ after the city was captured by the Islamic State in 2014. Along with the podcast’s writer and co-host Haroro Ingram, Mosul & the Islamic State tells the story of Mosul and the struggles of its people through the stories and experiences of those who were there. It especially focuses on telling the untold stories of Mosuli experiences living under Islamic State rule, their pursuit of justice and renewal, as well as their hopes for Mosul’s future. A trailer for the podcast is out now and Episode 1 will be released on the day of the event.
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Jul 21, 2021 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Mosul and the Islamic State journeys back-and-forth between the streets of Mosul and the inner sanctums of the Islamic State terrorist group. For the first time, local Iraqis tell their stories of terror, survival, resistance, and hope alongside senior government officials, combat veterans, and other eyewitnesses.