From the Ground Up: Assessing Efforts to Promote
Local Democratic Development in Iraq

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Event Summary

The Project on Middle East Democracy and the International Republican Institute hosted a panel discussion on how US actors could best support local democratic development, what obstacles are faced, what type of programs have been effective/ineffective over the past 4 years, what will happen with these initiatives if US troops are withdrawn, and the lessons drawn from Iraq for future post-conflict reconstruction efforts. Panelists include Christopher Holzen, Resident country director in Iraq for the IRI, Erin Mathews, Washington, D.C.-based Director of the Iraq Program for the National Democratic Institute; Paul Hughes, Senior Program Officer in the Center for Post-Conflict Peace and Stability Operations at USIP, and Ambassador Joseph Saloom, Advisor to Amb. Satterfield and former director of the Iraq Reconstruction Management Office. The discussion was moderated by Thomas Garrett, Director of Middle East and North Africa Program for the International Republican Institute (IRI) and Andrew Albertson, Executive Director of the Project on Middle East Democracy.

Event Details

Date: January 24, 2008 10:30am

Panelists:
Christopher Holzen, Resident Country Director in Iraq for the International Republican Institute.

Paul Hughes, Senior Program Officer in the Center for Post-Conflict Peace and Stability Operations at the US Institute of Peace.

Erin Mathews, Washington, D.C.-based Director of the Iraq Program for the National Democratic Institute.

Ambassador Joseph Saloom, Advisor to Amb. Satterfield (the Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State and Coordinator for Iraq) and former Director of the Iraq Reconstruction Management Office.

Moderators:
Thomas Garrett, Director of Middle East and North Africa Program, International Republican Institute

Andrew Albertson, Executive Director, Project on Middle East Democracy

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