Cultural Policy Center holds discussion on looting of Iraqi National Museum
The University of Chicago’s Cultural Policy Center held a panel discussion Wednesday, April 9, to mark the fifth anniversary of the looting of Iraqi National Museum, which used to house centuries-old artifacts that celebrated Iraq’s role as the cradle of civilization.
The panel, “Antiquities Under Siege,” explored what the center’s Faculty Director and Associate Professor of English, Comparative Literature and the College Lawrence Rothfield called “the continuing crime of eroding the history buried in the desert of Iraq.”
The Cultural Policy Center was founded in 1999 as a joint initiative of the Harris School of Public Policy Studies and the Division of Humanities, and is an interdisciplinary research center and nationally recognized leader in the emerging field of cultural policy research and education.
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