Unraveling the Middle East
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Nov , 19, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

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Dr. Emma Sky, Director, Yale World Fellows
Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute, Yale University
Author, The Unraveling: High Hopes & Missed Opportunities in Iraq


Christopher Dickey, in his New York Times Sunday Book Review of The Unraveling, describes Emma Sky as a young, slight British woman who opposed the war in Iraq but went to Iraq in 2003 to help “make it work.” She spent the next 7 years as a key advisor to senior U.S. military officials. Join us for a first-hand look at how we got to where we are.

Emma Sky served as advisor to General Ray Odierno, Commanding General of U.S. Forces in Iraq (2007-2010), as advisor to Commander, NATO’s International Security Force in Afghanistan (2006), as advisor to the U.S. Security Co-ordinator for the MIddle East Peace Process (2005); and Governorate Coordinator of Kirkuk for the Coalition Provisional Authority (2003-2004). Before that, she worked for a decade in the Palestinian territories, managing projects to develop Palestinian institutions and promoting Israeli-Palestinian coexistence. She has also worked on poverty elimination, human rights, justice and public administration reform, security sector reform, and conflict resolution in the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa. Educated at Oxford (UK), Alexandria (Egypt), Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel), and Liverpool (UK), she teaches Middle East Politics at Yale and has published widely on both sides of the Atlantic. She was awarded an Officer of the British Empire by the Queen of England.

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