Iraq: Examining the Diplomatic and Political Tools to Achieve Progress and Stability

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On April 22, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will participate in an international conference in Kuwait to advance efforts to provide Iraq with economic, political, and diplomatic support. On the eve of this conference,  Middle East Progress at the Center for American Progress will host a panel discussion examining the full range of diplomatic and political tools available to achieve progress in Iraq. The panelists will offer analysis on recent regional and international diplomatic efforts to support Iraq and determine what more can and should be done to achieve a "diplomatic surge" in the country.

Discussion Introduced by:

Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow, Advisor to Middle East Progress, Center for American Progress

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Featured Panelists:

Christopher A. Kojm, Professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University and former Senior Advisor to the Iraq Study Group and Deputy Director of the 9-11 Commission

Carlos Pascual, Vice President and Director of Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution and former Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization, United States Department of State

Nabil Al-Tikriti, Senior Fellow, Jennings Randolph Fellowship Program, United States Institute of Peace

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Mara Rudman, Senior Fellow, Advisor to Middle East Progress, Center for American Progress


Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC , 20005

Additional information

A light lunch will be served at 11:30 am.