in conjunction with the Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council
Educated in Iraq, Switzerland and the United States; Fareed Yasseen trained as a physicist and initially carried out research in Europe and the United States before getting involved in political activism and human rights advocacy. He has worked and consulted for various UN agencies and think-tanks. Formerly the Head of Policy Planning, Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Diplomatic Adviser to Deputy President Adil Abd al-Mahdi, since May 2010, he has held the position of Iraqi Ambassador to France. Mr. Yasseen will discuss the present state of Iraq, Syria and the ever present threat of ISIS.