Sarhang Hamasaeed – Strengthening Local Peacebuilding
Thursday, September 24th, 12:00-12:30 (noon) Mountain Time
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Sarhang will discuss work being done at the local level to facilitate and strengthen local peace accords.
Sarhang Hamasaeed is the director of Middle East Programs at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP). He joined USIP in February 2011 and works on program management, organizational development, and monitoring and evaluation. His areas of focus include political and policy analysis, conflict analysis, dialogue processes, reconciliation and post-conflict stabilization, and ethnic and religious minorities. He writes, gives media interviews to international media, and is featured on events and briefings on Iraq, Syria, and the Middle East. He is a member on the Task Force on the Future of Iraq, and was member of the Rebuilding Societies Working Group under the Middle East Strategy Taskforce, both initiatives by the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. He regularly gives a lecture at the Foreign Service Institute on ISIL and Challenges to Governance in Iraq.
As a deputy director general at the Council of Ministers of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq (2008-2009), Hamasaeed managed strategic government modernization initiatives through information technology with the goal of helping improve governance and service delivery. He holds a Master’s degree in International Development Policy from Duke University (2007) and is a Fulbright alumnus.
This program is in partnership with the United States Institute of Peace. Please visit their website here: https://www.usip.org/