Qubad Talabani is the Kurdistan Regional Government‘s Representative to the United States and he is the son of Jalal Talabani, Iraq’s current president. In the aftermath of Iraqi Freedom in the spring of 2003, Qubad Talabani worked closely with the U.S. led Coalition Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance and he assisted in drafting Iraq’s first post-Saddam constitution. Today he answers to the Prime Minister of Kurdistan and works closely with the U.S. government and research institutions to provide critical analysis and up-to-date information about the situation in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region. Talabani speaks on “The Other Iraq,” namely Kurdistan – “the Iraq you don’t hear about on the television or read about in the newspaper.” Audience members ask questions about the Iraqi constitution, federalism, environmental policy, tourism, oil and U.S. military in Iraq.
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RECORDED: November 14, 2008 at the Hilton Anchorage
AIRED ON KSKA: November 20, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
- Qubad Talabani, Kurdistan Regional Government’s Representative to the United States, son of Iraq’s president
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