BI Executive - Oslo

Invitation to Alumni seminar 7 May


Hamza Shareef (Hasan Al-Jubouri)

Former Director General of the National Security Council[1] at
The Prime Ministry Office in Iraq

Hamza Shareef has been a central actor and an effective catalyst in developing security and counter-terrorism policies in Iraq since 2004. His tenure has been marked by dramatic events such the insurgencies (esp., 2005-2007); withdrawal of US troops from Iraq in 2011, the establishment of the ISIL Caliphate in Iraq and Syria, as well as the military defeat of ISIL in Mosul.

He will share some of his experience, lessons learned and his thoughts on how to move forward in a still highly fragile Iraqi security situation.

- Chatham House Rules apply –

Dr Jon Martin Trondalen, Prof-II, Security and Conflict Management, BI’s Executive Program in Security Management who has worked closely with Hamza in Iraq (2011-t.d.)-  will chair the session.

[1] Literally translated from Arabic: National Security Advisory to the Office of the Prime Minister

Time: Tuesday, 07 May, 15:00 - 17:00

After the seminar it will be possible for mingling with some refreshment from 17:00-19:00.

The event is only by invitation, if you have questions please contact Rikke Keim: rikke.keim@bi.no


Brief Professional History of Hamza:

  • Disaster Risks Reduction (DRR) Advisor to UNDP-Iraq (2018->)
  • Director General of AL-Nahrain Centre for Strategic Studies (ANCSS) and Senior Advisor to the National Security Advisor (2010-2017) – including issues related to Disarmament, Disbandment and Reintegration (DDR), Security Sector Reform (SSR), counter-terrorism, stabilization (incl. Mosul),
  • Director General of the National Security Council and Senior Advisor to the National Security Advisor H.E. Falih Al-Fayyad (2005-2015).
  • Senior Advisor to the Minister of National Security, Dr. Kasim Dawoud (2004-05)


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