Iraq: Between Internal Conflicts and Regional Interests

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Event Time: 
4:30 p.m.
Location: 
1 Robertson Hall

Gudrun Harrer presented a lecture, “Iraq: Between Internal Conflicts and Regional Interests,” on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at 4:30 p.m. in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall on the Princeton University campus. The lecture was co-sponsored with the Woodrow Wilson School and was free and open to the public.

Harrer is a journalist and the managing foreign editor of the Austrian daily paper, Der Standard. She previously served as the paper's Middle East editor. Harrer is also a Lecturer at Vienna University. Since 2002, Harrer has worked in cooperation with the Austrian Foreign Ministry and UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission, lecturing on Iraq for inspectors' training courses in Vienna. From January to July of 2006 Harrer served as Special Envoy of the Austrian Presidency of the European Union to Iraq, and was based in Baghdad.

She has authored numerous publications on political and cultural issues of the Middle East and Islam, and has participated in lectures, conferences and round table discussions throughout the world. Harrer earned her masters degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies from Vienna University.