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Birth defects as a result of war: MEMO in conversation with Kali Rubaii

Rubii is conducting research into the links between birth defects in Iraq and the military inventions which have devastated the country

April 5, 2023 at 4:00 pm

Join us as we discuss the impact of the US invasion and occupation of Iraq on health and environment. Our guest is Kali Rubaii who has documented birth defects, diseases, destruction of farmland and climate change.

Kali Rubaii is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Purdue University. She is currently conducting two research projects: Taking toxicity as an analytic for material politics, she is working with a team of doctors, epidemiologists, and environmental activists to document the links between the epidemic of birth defects in Fallujah and military environmental damage. She is also researching the corporate-military enterprise of concrete production in post-invasion Iraq and how it enforces global regimes of class and citizenship.

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