The Jackson Institute hosted a talk by Amb. Lukman Faily, Iraq’s ambassador to the U.S., March 1 in the GM Room, Horchow Hall. Lukman discussed “Iraq: current challenges and future prospects.”

Amb. Faily brings extensive experience in diplomacy, business organization management, Information Technology, and civic activism, as well as a familiarity with Anglo-American traditions and institutions, to his new role in Washington as one of Iraq’s most important diplomatic assignments. From June 2010 until May 2013, Mr. Faily served as Iraq’s Ambassador to Japan. Before this assignment, he served as an Ambassador at the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Amb. Faily lived in the UK for 20 years where he was an active leader within the large Iraqi exile community in the UK and served as a trustee for several non-governmental Iraqi organizations. He also played an active role in opposing Saddam’s dictatorship and advocated for democracy and rule of law in Iraq.