Christian Christensen, Nadia Oweidat and Rüdiger Lohlker

Thursday, March 17, 6:30 pm

Destruction as Image-Act - Remapping History
New York University, 1307 L St. NW, Washington, DC 20005 (Metro: McPherson Square)

Pornographic Iconoclasm in Terrorist Propaganda: Islamic State Cinema and Audience Reactions
Although it may appear tacky and repulsive to viewers outside its Islamist audience, the Islamic State’s propaganda is extremely sophisticated, and is unparalleled by counter-extremist propaganda.
Article by Dr. Samuel Andrew Hardy, Honorary Research Associate, University College of London Institute of Archaeology

From 9/11 to the most treasured temple in Palmyra, Islamist destruction reminds us that we have objects and values we hold as untouchable and inviolable. It also makes us question whether we have a strategy to save them.

Article by Ben O'Loughlin, Professor of International Relations at Royal Holloway, University of London

Looted Goods from the Near East: Attacks on the Cultural Heritage of Humanity
Article by Dr. Iris Gerlach, German Archaeological Institute, Orient Department, Head of the Sanaa Branch

Wednesday, March 30, 6:30 - 8 pm

Can/Must Good Art Be Politically Correct?

New York University, 1307 L St. NW, Washington, DC 20005 (Metro: McPherson Square)

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