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Conferences - Monday, April 14, 2008

Constructing Political Space in Iraq: Examining the UN's Role

The Middle East Program at IPI recently held a Policy Forum aimed at dissecting and better understanding the role of the United Nations in Iraq. Entitled "Constructing Political Space in Iraq: Examining the UN's Role," the event was part of a series convened by IPI with leading intellectuals and political figures from or engaged in the Middle East.

The forum featured Mr. Michael von der Schulenburg, former Deputy Special Representative for Political Affairs with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq. Mr. Von der Schulenburg talked about his experiences of Iraq, focusing on the crises the country faces today. The timely discussion, with opening remarks by Martin Ney, Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany to the UN, covered Iraq's internal political situation, the debate around the Constitution and federalism, and the future role for the UN.

Opening Remarks:
Martin Ney, Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations

Speaker:
Michael von der Schulenburg, Former Deputy Special Representative for Political Affairs with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq

Chair:
Terje Rød-Larsen, IPI President

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