Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
Private enterprise is at the heart of any strong economy. Even
in Iraq, amidst war and uncertainty, ordinary Iraqis strive to do
business every day, support their families, and dream about a
better future. One of the key players in Iraq's reconstruct and
development of a civil society is private non-profit associations.
Their prevalence will help strengthen democracy and the
institutions that Iraqis' need to foster prosperity. What do
business people do to keep participating in the economy in such an
uncertain environment? How is the Iraqi civil society interacting
with Iraqi policymakers? How do they see their country evolving?
What are foreign institutions doing to help in this process?
The Heritage Foundation is privileged to host our distinguished
guests who will provide insights into the struggle of the private
sector to move forward in a country at war and in the process of
building its democracy.
More About the Speakers
H.E. Dr. Ali Abdul Ameer Allawi
Minister of Finance, The Republic of Iraq
Dr. Sinan al-Shabibi
Central Bank of Iraq
Program Officer, Iraq,
Center for International Private Enterprise
Kim R. Holmes, Ph.D.