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Senior Foreign Service Officer Discussed the Situation in Iraq
Dr. Kiki Munshi, a senior foreign service officer in the U.S. Department of State, visited Pepperdine on May 29 to present "Not in a Sound Bite: The Situation in Iraq." The lecture, was presented by the Seaver College International Studies and Languages Division on the Malibu campus.
Munshi recently returned from nine months in Iraq where she was the leader of the provincial reconstruction team in Iraq's Diyala province, one of the most embattled regions in the country. She headed a team composed of military personnel, diplomats, and technical experts whose task was to reconstruct the nation and build a viable government structure. On the front line, her work was "hands-on" in the endeavor to advance American policies on security, democratization, and development.
As a senior foreign service officer, Munshi has served in Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Europe. Her work has mainly focused on democracy building, economic reform, educational development, news media, and cultural exchange. Recently retired after a distinguished career, Munshi has been speaking on Iraq at universities and public fora "with no holds barred."
Munshi has a B.A. from Swarthmore College, M.A. from University of California Berkeley, and Ph.D. from the University of Bucharest.
For more information, please contact the International Studies and Languages Division at (310) 506-7647.