MENA 2010 - The Next Iraq

Having emerged from a critical period of security and political consolidation, Iraq's economy is now at risk of being locked into public sector dominance and energy dependency. How can Iraq's national gains be best invested to address the country's competitiveness and human development imperatives?

Discussion Leaders

  • Masood Ahmed, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC; Regional Agenda Council on the Middle East & North Africa
  • Karim Sadjadpour, Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, USA; Young Global Leader
  • Barham Salih, Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq
  • Yang Guang, Director-General, Institute of West Asian and African Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), People's Republic of China

Moderated by

  • Raghida Dergham, Senior Diplomatic Correspondent and Columnist, Al Hayat, USA; Global Agenda Council on Conflict Prevention