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The Future of Iraq:  Stability, US Role, and the Defeat of ISIS

The Future of Iraq: Stability, US Role, and the Defeat of ISIS

September 5, 2017

6:00 PM
4:30 PM Reception

Annenberg Presidential Conference Center
1002 George Bush Drive West
College Station, Texas 77843


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A panel discussion will examine the future of Iraq and American policy toward Iraq, centered around the recently issued Atlantic Council Task Force report on Iraq. Following the panel discussion, there will be a discussion with former Ambassador to Iraq, Ryan Crocker. Questions from the audience are welcome in each session.


Panelists

Ambassador Ryan Crocker

Ambassador Ryan CrockerAmbassador Ryan Crocker is a career ambassador within the U.S. Foreign Service. Ambassador Crocker was in the Foreign Service for 37 years and, after retiring, was recalled to active duty by President Obama in 2011 to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan. His previous appointments included service as the U.S. Ambassador to Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Lebanon. Crocker became dean of Texas A&M University’s George Bush School of Government and Public Service in 2010.

Crocker has received many of the nation’s highest honors, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Presidential Distinguished Service Award, the State Department Secretary’s Distinguished Service Award, the Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award, the State Department Distinguished Honor Award, The Award for Valor, three Superior Honor Awards and the American Foreign Service Association’s Rivkin Award.

When he stepped down as Ambassador in Kabul in 2012, Crocker was named an Honorary Marine by the United States Marine Corps.


Former Ambassador Lukman Faily

Lukman FailyLukman Faily is the former Iraqi Ambassador to the United States. He has served as the Iraqi Ambassador to Japan. Faily graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science, and has completed a Master in Business Administration (MBA) in Technology Management and a postgraduate degree in Computing for Commerce and Industry. Faily lived in the United Kingdom for 20 years, working in the Information Technology sector, and held senior management positions in two major American companies, Ceridan Centrefile and Electronic Data Systems, which is now part of Hewlett Packard.

In addition to his professional career, Faily was an active leader within the Iraqi community in United Kingdom. He served as a trustee for a number of Iraqi non-governmental organizations, and was vocal in opposition to Saddam Hussein’s regime.

Faily began his diplomatic career in 2010 as an Ambassador at the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From June 2010 until May 2013, he served as Iraq’s Ambassador to Japan. After being appointed as Ambassador to the United States, Faily presented his credentials to US Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns at a welcome ceremony on May 31, 2013 at the US State Department. His term as Ambassador to the United States officially began following a credentialing ceremony with President Barack Obama on July 18, 2013.

In Washington, Faily has represented the Government of Iraq in speeches and the media during his country’s 2014 election, formation of Dr. Haider al-Abadi’s new government and the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.


Trudy Rubin

Trudy RubinTrudy Rubin is the foreign affairs columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer and travels abroad frequently to South Asia and the Middle East. Her "Worldview" column appears twice weekly in the Inquirer and runs regularly in many other U.S. newspapers. She has special expertise on Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, the Israeli-Palestinian issue, international terrorism, and U.S. foreign policy. She visited Afghanistan and Pakistan twice in 2009, most recently for three weeks in November; between 2003 and 2008 she made ten trips to Iraq and two to Iran and also wrote from Israel, the West Bank, Gaza, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, China and South Korea.

Before coming to Inquirer in December 1983, Rubin was Middle East correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, covering Israel and the Arab world, and lived in Jerusalem and Beirut.

Earlier, she was a national correspondent for The Monitor, covering election campaigns and national political and social issues. Prior to that she was a staff writer on American politics for The Economist of London. During the Prague Spring of 1968, she worked in Prague, Czechoslovakia as a radio correspondent.

In 2001, Rubin was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in commentary for her columns on the Middle East. She is also the winner of the 2008 Edward Weintal prize for international reporting.

In 1993, she served as a Jefferson Fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu. She was invited as an exchange journalist to the Moscow News in Moscow in 1990. She spent 1975-6 as a fellow at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University as a participant in the program for senior diplomats started by Henry Kissinger. In 1974-5, she was an Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellow in Cairo and Beirut.

Raad Alkadiri

Raad Alkadiri Raad is a Senior Director at BCG's Center for Energy Impact. A country-risk specialist with almost 25 years’ experience advising senior oil and gas industry executives and international government leaders, he joined BCG in 2016. An expert in above-ground risk analysis and a former UK foreign-policy advisor, he advises clients on the intersect between global political and economic dynamics and the business environment, providing them with insights into successful investment strategies, risk-mitigation tools, and stakeholder engagement.

Raad holds a DPhil in International Relations from St Antony's College, University of Oxford, and is widely published on Middle East policy and energy affairs.


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College Station, Texas 77843-4220


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Texas A&M University
4220 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-4220

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