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UPCOMING EVENT: ISIS in Iraq – Causes, Consequences and Prospects

By Princeton University,  February 23, 2016

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY: On February 23, a lecture by Zaid Al-Ali, Visiting Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University. Attendees must be ready to be seated when doors open at 4:30 PM. Zaid Al-Ali is the Senior Adviser on Constitution-Building for the Arab Region at International IDEA and an independent scholar. In his work, Al-Ali focuses on constitutional developments throughout the Arab region, with a particular focus on Iraq and the wave of reforms that took place in Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Jordan and Yemen following the start of popular uprisings in December 2010. Al-Ali has published extensively on constitutional reform in the Arab region, including on process design issues and the impact of external influence. He is the author of The Struggle for Iraq’s Future: How Corruption, Incompetence and Sectarianism Have Undermined Democracy (Yale University Press 2014). Prior to joining International IDEA, Zaid worked as a legal adviser to the United Nations in Iraq, focusing on constitutional, parliamentary and judicial reform. He holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, a Maitrise en Droit from the University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) and an LL.B. from King’s College London. He is the founder of the Arab Association of Constitutional Law and is a member of its executive committee.

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