1:00 PM to 2:00 PM: Cameron Bell, Special assistant and aide to former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, will offer a lecture on 'Redrawing the Map: Pipelines and Politics in the Kurdish quest for Independence.' Bell is also an associate to the CIO of leading Arab builder Consolidated Contractors Company, S.A.L. (CCC Group); and a consultant for Qatari Diar, Qatar’s state-backed real estate developer. His business writings have been published by the Stanford Graduate School of Business. The lecture will take place Wednesday, October 4, from 1 - 2 pm in Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Hall, Room 2175 -- the Middle East Studies Center Conference Room. This lecture will examine the major stakeholders at the domestic, regional and international level for the stalled oil and gas deal between Iraqi Kurdistan and Iran. Who will shape the final outcome, and through what levers of power? What are the prospects for a successful negotiation in light of the Kurdish referendum on secession from Iraq?
MESC Conference Room 2175