Governance in the Middle East: Iraq and Beyond

Governance in the Middle East: Iraq and Beyond

Conference

Speaker(s)

Ambassador Barbara K. Bodine, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Date and Time

February 9, 2006 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Availability

RSVP

RSVP required by 5PM February 09.

Location

Encina Ground Floor Conference Room

FSI Contact

Ganka Hadjipetrova

A former career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Barbara Bodine served as US Ambassador to Yemen from 1997-2001. Ambassador Bodine spent her 30-year diplomatic career primarily in the Middle East and the Arabian Peninsula, including tours as Deputy Principal Officer in Baghdad during the Iran-Iraq War and Deputy Chief of Mission in Kuwait during the Iraqi invasion and occupation in 1990. In 2003 Ambassador Bodine served as coordinator for post-conflict reconstruction for Baghdad and the central governorates of Iraq.

In addition to a number of assignments in the State Department's Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Ms. Bodine was the Associate Coordinator for Operations and subsequently acting overall Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the Department of State, Dean of the School of Professional Studies at the Foreign Service Institute and Director of East African Affairs.

Ambassador Bodine is the recipient of a number of awards, including the Secretary's Award for Valor, the Secretary's Career Achievement Award and the Department's Distinguished Service Award.

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