Keynote Address: "Local, regional, and international dimensions of the Iraq crisis and its implications for the future of the country"

Monday, February 9, 2009 - 2:00 PM
International Development Research Centre (IDRC), 150 Kent Street, 8th floor, W. David Hopper Room, Ottawa, Canada
Feb 9

Distinguished international diplomat Mokhtar Lamani will speak about the multidimensional factors impacting the future of Iraq

The lecture is free but seating is limited so please register.

French and English simultaneous interpretation is available.

Information: Francine Bouchard, 613 236-6163 ext. 2101

Speaker Biography:

Mr Mokhtar Lamani is a distinguished international diplomat and former ambassador to Iraq for the League of Arab States. Since 2007, he has been a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Waterloo, where IDRC contributed funds toward the first year of his fellowship.

In 2006, Mr Lamani served as Special Representative of the League of Arab States in Iraq, where he worked to reconcile the country’s fractious parties and sectarian groups, and build peaceful relations between Iraq and its neighbours.

From 1998 to 2004, Mr Lamani served as Ambassador of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) to the United Nations. His diplomatic career also included a number of positions with the League’s General Secretariat, including Deputy Permanent Observer to the UN, Officer-in-Charge of the Iraq-Kuwait dispute, and Coordinator of the Euro-Arab Dialogue and the Afro-Arab Co-operation. Mr Lamani has lectured at several prominent universities and his expertises include political islam, United Nations reform, and interfaith relations.

Event Speakers

Mokhtar Lamani is a Senior Visiting Fellow at CIGI working on research projects involving the Middle East and the Islamic World.