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International Education Week Keynote Address
“Moving from Dictatorship to Democracy”: Former Ambassador to Speak on Middle East?
By Ambassador Feisal Amin Rasoul al-Istrabadi
Amb. Istrabadi is the founding director of the Center for the Study of the Middle East, a National Resource Center, at Indiana University-Bloomington, where he is also professor of the practice of international law and diplomacy at the Maurer School of Law and the School of Global and International Studies.
From 2004 to 2010 Amb. Istrabadi served as ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary and deputy permanent representative of Iraq to the United Nations. Prior to his diplomatic appointment, he served as a legal advisor to the Iraqi Minister for Foreign Affairs during the negotiations for U.N. Security Council resolution 1546 of June 8, 2004, which recognized the reassertion by Iraq of its sovereignty. He was also principal legal drafter of Iraq’s interim constitution, the Law of Administration of the State of Iraq for the Transitional Period.
This talk is part of the Illinois State University Speaker Series and will be chaired by Dr. Ali Riaz, University Professor and Department Chair, Politics and Government.
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