Ten years on, Iraq continues to search for a unifying national identity. After 2003, Iraq’s different communities retreated to their sectarian and ethnic enclaves for protection and for the survival of their various cultures. Presently, the country is fast descending into de facto three separate entities.

This timely conference organised by The Cordoba Foundation and The Sharq Forum  will primarily review and examine the achievements and failures of a decade’s long intervention in Iraq by Western-led forces and regional powers. As a result, the conference will also examine the nature and shape of future international interventions in the region. Despite the huge cost to state and society, Iraq will continue to play a strategic role in the region provided it addresses its internal political and social challenges.

Looking to the future, the conference seeks to chart a direction where all Iraqis feel safe, equal and enjoy the fruits of a real democracy.

Date and Time: Monday 8 April 2013; 9.30am – 5.45pm

Venue:  The Commonwealth Club, 18 Northumberland Ave, London WC2N 5AP (Closest Tube: Embankment or Charing Cross). Please click here for a map and directions to the venue

Limited Places!! Registration is strictly by invitation or application only!!

To apply, please send an email  to be assured of a place at the conference.