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Former UN Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad


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Join the IOP as we welcome former U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Zalmay Khalilzad. Before taking office in 2007, Dr. Khalilzad previously served as U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, and U.S. Special Envoy to Afghanistan. He will discuss his time in the Bush Administration, the relationship between the United States and Iraq, and the current state of global affairs.

Copies of Dr. Khalilzad’s book, The Envoy: From Kabul to the White House, My Journey Through a Turbulent World, will be available for purchase.

This discussion will be moderated by Dr. Robert Pape, Professor of Political Science at UChicago and director of the Chicago Project on Security and Threats.


This event is free and open to UChicago students, faculty, staff and the public. This venue has limited physical accessibility and has a gender-neutral restroom. Please request to be shown to the elevator at check-in if you would like assistance reaching the second floor. Please contact the Institute of Politics at uchicagopolitics@gmail.com or 773-834-4671 for any other questions or accommodation requests.