PUBLIC EVENT: On December 9th, 2013, Partnership for a Secure America hosted a Capitol Hill panel discussion on current events in Iraqi Kurdistan, the region, and what these developments mean for the region and the United States.
Ambassador Ross Wilson: “Iraqi Kurdistan is positioning itself to become an important source of energy for the world. If it were a country, it would be in the top 10 exporters.”
Current Director of the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council. Former United States Ambassador to Turkey and Azerbaijan.
Dr. David Pollock: “Iraqi Kurdistan is one of the few good stories coming out of the Middle East.”
Kaufman Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
Former Senior Adviser for the broader Middle East at the Department of State.
Sarhang Hamasaeed: “The experience of tolerance and pragmatism is an important one to look at; Kurdish parties realize that violence doesn’t work to achieve their goals.”
Senior Program Officer at the Center for the Middle East and Africa at the United States Institute of Peace.
Former Deputy Director General at the Council of Ministers of Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq.