“Unraveling the Middle East”

Topic at the World Affairs Forum Program at the Ferguson Library on September 23, 2015
By: The World Affairs Forum
Sky, Emma (courtesy of the author)
Sky, Emma (courtesy of the author)
STAMFORD, Conn. - Sept. 9, 2015 - PRLog -- Stamford, CT –Emma Sky will speak at the World Affairs Forum on September 23 at the Main Library (Ferguson Library), DiMattia Building,Third Floor Auditorium in Stamford on “Unraveling the Middle East”. The program will begin at 5:45 P.M. with networking and refreshments, followed by the presentation at 6:15. The program will conclude at 7:30 P.M.

Emma Sky is Director of Yale World Fellows and a Senior Fellow at the Jackson Institute, where she teaches Middle East politics. She is the author of The Unraveling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq.

When British citizen Emma Sky volunteered to help rebuild Iraq after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003, she had little idea what lay ahead. Valued for her knowledge of the region and her outspoken voice, she ultimately became the political advisor to US General Ray Odierno.

Emma served as advisor to the Commanding General of US Forces in Iraq from 2007-2010; as advisor to the Commander of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in 2006; as advisor to the US Security Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process in 2005; and as Governorate Coordinator of Kirkuk for the Coalition Provisional Authority, 2003-2004.

Prior to that, Emma worked in the Palestinian territories for a decade, managing projects to develop Palestinian institutions; and to promote co-existence between Israelis and Palestinians.

Emma was educated at Oxford (UK), Alexandria (Egypt), Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel) and Liverpool (UK). Emma is an Officer of the British Empire.

The cost for admission to the event is $20 per person for the general public and is free for 2015-2016 Forum and AR Series members, faculty and students. The Ferguson Library is located at the corner of Broad and Bedford Streets in Stamford.  For reservations please contact the World Affairs Forum at 203-356-0340 or email info@worldaffairsforum.org.

The World Affairs Forum is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to expanding understanding of global affairs and America’s role in the world. The Forum is an affiliate of the World Affairs Councils of America.

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