The Iraqi Elections & the Changing
Politico-Security Environment in Iraq
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.
Early Bird Registration : $65.00
(Ends at 5:00 P.M. on Monday, March 1st)
Late Registration/Walk-Ins: $90.00
*Admission fee includes Jamestown's new book, Volatile Landscape: Iraq and its Insurgent Movements*
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
The Iraqi Elections and the Shifting Political Landscape
9:20 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.
“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
Senior Director for the Middle East,
National Endowment for Democracy
10:30 A.M. – 10:45 A.M.
Iraq’s Changing Security Environment
10:45 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.
“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
“Muqtada al-Sadr and the Changing Role of Iraq’s Shi'a Militias”
Foreign Correspondent and Iraq Commentator, The Independent
“New Security Trends in Basra: Views from the Ground”
Senior Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Dr. Colin Kahl
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle
U.S. Department of Defense
Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad
Former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, U.S. Department of State
Foreign Relations & Energy
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
“Iraq-Iran Relations and its Impact on Gulf Affairs”
Senior Research Scholar, SIPA Middle East Institute, Columbia University
"The Hydrocarbon Law and the Politics of Iraqi Oil'
Iraq Energy Specialist, U.S. Department of State
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
“Kurdish-Arab Tensions and Irbil-Baghdad Relations”
Professor, Tennessee Technological University
“The Impact of Demographics on the Future of Iraq's Stability”
International Affairs Fellow in Residence, Council on Foreign Relations
Q & A
**Admission fee for this conference is non-refundable**
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