Iraq: From Dictatorship to What?


Thursday, January 26, 2017, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR: Middle East Seminar; Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
SPEAKER(S): Ambassador Fareed Yasseen, Ambassador of Iraq to the United States
Educated in Iraq, Switzerland, and the United States and trained as a Physicist, initially Ambassador Fareed Yasseen carried out research in Europe and the United States before getting involved in political activism and human rights advocacy. He has worked and consulted for various UN agencies and think tanks. He has served as Head of Policy Planning for the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Diplomatic Adviser to Deputy President Adil Abd al-Mahdi; and Iraqi Ambassador to France from 2010-2016. He is a member of the American Physical Society and the International Institute for Strategic Studies.