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11.948 The Politics of Reconstructing Iraq, Spring 2005

Iraqi market.

A construction sign identifies the site of a new market in Samawah, Iraq. (Image courtesy of Thomas Hartwell, USAID.)

Highlights of this Course

This course features lecture notes and student projects.

Course Description

This course is being offered in conjunction with the colloquium The Politics of Reconstructing Iraq, which is sponsored by MIT’s Center for International Studies and Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Fundamentally, the course focuses on contemporary post-conflict countries (or in-conflict countries) and the role of planning and reconstruction in building nations, mitigating conflicts, reshaping the social, spatial, geopolitical, and political life, and determining the country’s future.

Technical Requirements

RealOne™ Player software is required to run the .rm files found on this course site.



Prof. Yosef Jabareen

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
1.5 hours / session

One session / week
2 hours / session




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