The Iraqi Elections & the Changing Politico-Security Environment in Iraq

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Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, ph.D.



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Thursday, March 4, 2010

9:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Root Conference Room

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

1779 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.

Washington, D.C.

Early Bird Registration: $65.00

(Ends at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 1)

Late Registration/Walk-ins: $90.00

*Admission Fee Includes Jamestown's new book: Volatile Landscape: Iraq and its Insurgent Movements*





8:30 A.M.



9:00 A.M. – 9:15 A.M.

Meghan L. O’Sullivan

“Iraq in Transition”

Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University


Panel One:

The Iraqi Elections and the Shifting Political Landscape

9:20 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.


Reidar Visser

“Iraq's Elections in 2010: Towards a Repeat of 2005?”

Research Fellow, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs


Faleh A. Jabar

“The Future of the Dawa Party and Shi'a Politics in Iraq”

Director, Iraq Institute for Strategic Studies



Laith Kubba

Senior Director for the Middle East,

National Endowment for Democracy




Coffee Break

10:30 A.M. – 10:45 A.M.


Panel Two:

Iraq’s Changing Security Environment

 10:45 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.


Hamza Shareef

“An Alliance of Convenience: AQI and the Ba'athists"

Director, National Security Council Iraq


Lt. General James Dubik (ret.)

“The Status of Iraq’s Military Forces”

Senior Fellow, Institute for the Study of War


Patrick Cockburn

“Muqtada al-Sadr and the Changing Role of Iraq’s Shi'a Militias”

Foreign Correspondent and Iraq Commentator, The Independent


Michael Knights

“New Security Trends in Basra: Views from the Ground”

Senior Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy




Keynote Speakers

Dr. Colin Kahl

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East,

U.S. Department of Defense


Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad

Former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, U.S. Department of State




Panel Three:

Foreign Relations & Energy Policy

1:30 P.M. – 2:45 P.M.


Ambassador Feisal Istrabadi

“Iraq and its Arab Neighbors”

Former Iraqi Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations


Gary Sick

“Iraq-Iran Relations and its Impact on Gulf Affairs”

Senior Research Scholar, SIPA Middle East Institute, Columbia University


Matthew Amitrano

"The Hydrocarbon Law and the Politics of Iraqi Oil'

Iraq Energy Specialist, U.S. Department of State




Panel Four:

Future Challenges to Iraqi Stability

3:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.


Rafid Fadhil Mohammed Ali

“Post-U.S. Withdrawal Security Challenges”

Analyst, The Jamestown Foundation


Michael Gunter

“Kurdish-Arab Tensions and Irbil-Baghdad Relations”

Professor, Tennessee Technological University


Rachel Schneller

“The Impact of Demographics on the Future of Iraq's Stability”

International Affairs Fellow in Residence, Council on Foreign Relations


Q & A



4:30 P.M.




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