Iraq government's Naufel Al-Hassan to speak at Discovery

Arab Spring and development in Iraq and the Middle East
Past Event September 28, 2011
What the Arab Spring means for economic development in Iraq and the Middle East

At this Discovery Institute luncheon, Naufel Alhassan, Commercial Counselor for the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq, will offer a first-hand perspective on the commercial climate in Iraq and what that means for U.S. private sector investment opportunities in the country.

In the wake of the Arab Spring, and roughly one year after the last combat troops left Iraq, this will prove to be an especially timely and forward-looking luncheon discussion for anyone interested in Iraq’s and the region’s political and economic climate. There will be ample time for questions from attendees.

Previously, Mr. Alhassan served as Foreign Relations Advisor to Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki. He will be joined at the luncheon discussion by Middle East business and policy specialist David Hamod, President of the Washington, D.C.-based National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Hamod will provide an overview of the region.

The event will be held at Discovery Institute, located at 208 Columbia Street in downtown Seattle on Wednesday, September 28 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Though we cannot validate, parking is available in the Millennium Tower Garage (719 2nd Avenue--entrance on Columbia). Our location is also metro accessible.

Lunch will be provided for those who pre-register-- suggested donation is $10.

Please RSVP by contacting Discovery Institute’s Alex Lykken directly at (206) 292-0401 x102, or