Karwan Zebari

Director of Political and Diplomatic Affairs

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Mr. Zebari is a Director of Political and Diplomatic Affairst at the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Mission in Washington, DC. In his current capacity, Mr. Zebari works closely with the US Administration (cabinet) on all matters relating to Kurdistan Region of Iraq; strengthening the ties between the Executive Branch of the of the US government and the Kurdistan Regional Government. Additionally, Mr. Zebari works closely with the Washington-based diplomatic community in strengthening bilateral KRG ties with such foreign representations in Washington. He also oversees academic research dealing with the Kurdistan Region of Iraq from any US- based academic institution. Mr. Zebari earned a Bachelor degree from the State University of New York Institute of Technology and a Masters degree from Binghamton University based in New York.

He has worked for several Department of Defense Aerospace & Defense contractors. He is also the co-founder of the American Kurdish Council and was the President of the New York Chapter from 2009 to 2011 where he mobilized the upstate New York Kurdish communities to become active in local, state, and national grassroots efforts. Being fluent in Kurdish and English he often delivers speeches at leading universities and think tanks. Mr. Zebari has appeared on many local, national, and international media outlets.

You can reach Karwan by email at karwan.zebari@gov.krd or by phone at +1 202 821 1860.

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