Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament H.E. Dr. Saleem Al-Jubouri visits Tufts University

IGL News
Jan 28

H.E. Dr. Saleem al-Jubouri, speaker of the Iraqi Parliment, is a highly acclaimed Sunni leader, who has served as a member of Iraqi Parliament since 2005. He earned his PhD, with distinction, in law in 2001 and has taught as a law Professor at Al-Nahrain University in Baghdad. He served as a member of the constitution drafting committee. He has also chaired the parliament's Human Rights Committee. His Excellency visited the Fletcher School to hold a talk titled "Iraq in 2016: Trends, Dirvers and Future Vision". The event was co-sponsored by the Fares Center ar the Fletcher School and Institute for Global Leadership. A group of NIMEP students participated in the talk. 

The talk began with a welcome by the dean of the Fletcher School, James Starvidis, and was followed by a keynote address by His Excellency. In his speech he addressed the major challenges Iraq faces such as terrorism and corruption and their causes. After than he proposed four solutions to the challenges including regulation of political unities, economic policies, and continuous liberation effort. 

He was then invited to a dialogue with Richard Shultz, director of the International Securities Studies Progeam at the Fletcher School, where more specific methods in dealing with terrorism were discussed. His Exellency reiterated that there is one enemy facing us all and in unity we would produce a sustainable peace. 

Richard then opened the questions to the audience, and questions regarding strategy towards corruption, legislation of national guard, education system and recounciliation process were addressed.