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Apr 26

Entrepreneurship and Civil Society in Iraq at Work Amidst the War

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

Suhaib Albarzinji
Program Officer, Iraq,
Center for International Private Enterprise

Hosted By

Kim R. Holmes, Ph.D. Kim R. Holmes, Ph.D.

Distinguished Fellow Read More