2/26: The Legacy of War: Iraq, ISIS & the Contemporary Middle East

NYU Program in International Relations presents:

The Legacy of War:

Iraq, ISIS & the Contemporary Middle East

A conversation with

His Excellency Ambassador Mohammed Alhakim,
Iraq’s Permanent Representative to the UNHQ in New York
Pulitzer Prize Winner Dr. Leslie H. Gelb,
President Emeritus, Council on Foreign Relations

February 26, 2015 | 6:30pm-8:30pm
NYU Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square South, NY, NY 10012
Room 914 Silver Board Room
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Ambassador.jpg Ambassador Mohammed Alhakim is Iraq’s current Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Prior to serving as Iraq’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Alhakim served as Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations, European Office in Geneva from 2010-2013. In addition, Ambassador Alhakim has had the honor to serve as the Minister of Telecommunications in the Iraqi transitional government from 2004-2005, Senior Political and Economic Advisor to Vice President of Iraq Adel Abdel Mahdi from 2004-2010 and was elected to the Iraqi National Assembly and held a seat on the Foreign Relations Subcommittee from 2005-2006.
LeslieGelb.jpg Dr. Leslie H. Gelb is among America’s most prominent foreign policy experts. A Pulitzer Prizewinner, former correspondent for the New York Times, and senior official in state and defense departments, he is currently president emeritus and board senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). He served as president of the organization from 1993 to 2003. Prior to his tenure as president of CFR, Dr. Gelb established a distinguished career at the New York Times, where he was a columnist from 1991 to 1993, deputy editorial page editor from 1986 to 1990, and editor of the op-ed page from 1988 to 1990. He was national security correspondent for the Times from 1981 to 1986, where he won the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism in in 1986.

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