An Evening with Ambassador T. Hamid Al-Bayati, Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations
Thursday, May 28, 2009 - Please note change of date
Reception 6:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Presentation 7:00 p.m.
Columbia University Club of New York, 15 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036
Dr. T. Hamid Al-Bayati was appointed Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations in April 2006. He worked as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Political Affairs and Bilateral Relations from 2004 to 2006. During the same period, he headed the Iraqi Center for Strategic Studies in Iraq.
Upon his arrival in New York in 2006, Dr. Al-Bayati was elected as Chair of the UN Third Committee related to Social, Economic, and Human Rights, Vice President of the General Assembly from September 2007 to September 2008 and Chair of the Sixth Committee dealing with legal issues at the UN from September 2008 to September 2009.
Dr. Al-Bayati has spent a great deal of time giving political lectures about Iraq and the US in political meetings, summits, study centers, universities and institutes in the Untied States and abroad. He also visited a large number of countries as part of the Iraqi delegation.
Dr. Hamid Al-Bayati obtained a Bachelors degree from Baghdad University, a Masters degree from Cairo University, and a PhD in Politics from Manchester University, England. He wrote and published many books in Arabic and English and is currently writing a book about the story of the Iraqi people's struggle to remove Saddam's regime which will be published by Pennsylvania University Press.