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Iraqi Vice President Al-Nujaifi on His Nation’s Post-ISIS Future

  • U.S. Institute of Peace 2301 Constitution Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20037 United States (map)
People flee the fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants in Mosul, Iraq. Photo courtesy of Ivor Prickett/The New York Times.

People flee the fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants in Mosul, Iraq. Photo courtesy of Ivor Prickett/The New York Times.

Osama al-Nujaifi is one of Iraq’s three vice presidents. Hailing from Mosul, a city recaptured this year from the ISIS extremist group, he is secretary general of the United for Iraq Party, and the leader of the Sunni political coalition Muttahidoon. Vice President al-Nujaifi’s address at USIP will be his only public appearance during his visit to Washington.

As one of Iraq’s most prominent leaders and a former speaker of Parliament, Vice President al-Nujaifi has been a key player in Iraqi politics for more than a decade. With Iraq’s leaders confronting the fallout from the Kurdistan region’s independence referendum and the Iraqi army’s retaking of key oil fields from the Kurds, questions about governance after ISIS and the quickly approaching provincial and national elections in 2018 take on even more urgency. 

Vice President al-Nujaifi will discuss the future of Iraq’s democracy and the federalist system adopted after the fall of Saddam Hussein.


Event Details

  • Date: November 7, 2017

  • When: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Where: U.S. Institute of Peace

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