COLUMBIA POLITICAL UNION
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IRAQ: THE DAY AFTER
Prominent Iraqis Speak On Their Homeland
The already heated debate concerning possible American action in
Iraq escalates with each passing day. Countless people have
expressed their views on the situation. However, the voices of
Iraqis have barely been heard. On Monday, February 10, at 7:00 p.m.
in Columbia University's Roone Arledge Cinema (115th Street and
Broadway, New York, NY), the Columbia Political Union is proud to
sponsor an event which will give an American audience a rare chance
to hear Iraqis themselves speak about Iraq. Three internationally-
acclaimed Iraqi speakers will be speaking about the present
situation in their nation and what lies ahead for the people of
Ala Fa'ik, Ph.D.-Vice President, Iraqi Forum for Democracy
Dr. Ala Fa'ik, raised in Baghdad, is presently the Vice President
of the Iraqi Forum for Democracy. He is a member of the Steering
Committee of the Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice and former
president of the Arab American Organization of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
In the past, he has spoken on Iraq, Islam, and the Middle East to
the Associated Press, ABC News.com, Fox News, BBC radio, and PBS.
Qubad Talabany-Deputy US Representative, Patriotic Union of
Mr. Qubad Talabany is the deputy US representative of the Patriotic
Union of Kurdistan, a leading Kurdish political party which shares
control of the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan in northern
Iraq. He works closely as a liaison with both the executive and
legislative branches of the United States Government.
Feisal al-Istrabadi, Esq.-Founding Member, Iraqi Forum for Democracy
Mr. Feisal Amin al-Istrabadi lived in Saddam Hussein's Iraq, where
he witnessed the brutality of the present regime. He is an
activist on various humanitarian issues relating to Iraq. Mr.
Istrabadi has been widely published, has served as a member of the
Planning Commitee for the State Department's Future of Iraq
Project, and been actively involved with its Transitional Justice
and Democratic Principles working groups.
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