Kanan Makiya

Professor, Author

1949 –

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Who is Kanan Makiya?

Kanan Makiya is an Iraqi academic, who gained British nationality in 1982. He is the Sylvia K. Hassenfeld Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Brandeis University. Although he was born in Baghdad, he left Iraq to study architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, later founding Makiya Associates in order to design and build projects in the Middle East. As a former exile, he was a prominent member of the Iraqi opposition, a "close friend" of Ahmed Chalabi, and an influential proponent of the 2003 Iraq War. His life is documented in British journalist Nick Cohen's book What's Left.

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Born
1949
Baghdad
Nationality
  • Iraq
Profession
Education
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Employment
  • Brandeis University
Lived in
  • Baghdad

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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