Iraqi Ambassador to Speak at Duke March 31

Iraqi Ambassador to the United States Lukman Faily will speak at Duke University on Thursday, March 31. The talk, “U.S.–Iraqi Relations in the Age of Daesh/ISIL,” is at 6 p.m. in Sanford 04.   The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Bryan Center lot.  David Schanzer, associate professor of the practice of public policy and director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security, will moderate the discussion.  Faily was appointed ambassador in 2013. He previously served as ambassador to Japan and in the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  “At this critical moment, Iraq is on the frontlines of the fight against the best-funded, best-equipped and best-organized transnational terrorists on Earth. We are not in a position to take half measures; and we are not in a position to turn away potential allies,” Faily told the National Council of U.S.-Arab Relations in October 2015. The event is sponsored by the Duke University Program in American Grand Strategy, the Department of Political Science, the Duke Islamic Studies Center and the Sanford School of Public Policy.