Since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein's regime in 2003, new authorities in Baghdad's federal government and Iraqi Kurdistan's regional government have been embroiled in a number of issues and disputes. These include territories disputed between the two, authority over oil and gas, budget issues and the right of the Kurdistan Autonomous Region to secede under certain circumstances.
Join two preeminent experts as they debate how these disputes can be resolved within the framework of Iraq's 2005 constitution. Speakers will include:
- Feisal al-Istrabadi, Iraq's former ambassador to the UN, founding director of Indiana University's Center for the Study of the Middle East, and advisor during the drafting process of the 2005 Iraqi Constitution - Brendan O'Leary, Irish political scientist, Lauder professor of political science at University of Pennsylvania, and advisor to the Kurdistan Regional Government during the drafting process of the 2005 Iraqi Constitution