Board of Trustees

Chair, AUIS Board of Trustees

Vice Chair, AUIS Board of Trustees

Secretary, AUIS Board of Trustees
Founder and CEO, Nature Iraq 

Chair of Land and Buildings Committee, AUIS Board of Trustees
Former Minister of Construction and Housing, KRG 

Chair of Academic and Student Relations Committee, AUIS Board of Trustees
Chair of the International Relations Department, Lehigh University

Chair of Audit Committee, AUIS Board of Trustees
Co-chair, Board of the Office of Congressional Ethics
Professor of Law, University of Colorado
Senior strategic advisor, McKenna, Long & Aldridge, LLP


Chair of Advancement and External Relations Committee, AUIS Board of Trustees
Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies 


Mr. Moussa graduated in 1957 from the Faculty of Law, Cairo University, and joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Egypt in 1958. He worked in several Egyptian missions including Egypt’s Embassy in Switzerland and the Egyptian Mission to the United Nations from 1958 to 1972. 

Eric Brown is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute where he studies Middle East and Asian affairs, international security and development, alternative geopolitical futures, and diplomacy and strategy.

Lukman Faily served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Iraq to the United States from 2013 to 2016. He has been a high-profile spokesperson for his government, engaging with members of Congress, Academia and Think Tank communities. He has made regular appearances on TV and radio news and is particularly active on social media. 

With a background in Business Administration and a degree from the American University of Sulaimani, Iraq, Saad has successfully established the Qaiwan Group as one of the most active and influential oil and gas companies in the Kurdistan region and has established key relationships with major international oil companies in the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

Mr. Sadik Yildiz was born in Batman, Turkey in 1970. After completing his primary education in Batman, he moved to Istanbul and finished Nisantasi Anatolian High School (former British High School) in 1988 and Istanbul University English Literature Department in 1993.  

Sir John Jenkins is Executive Director of The International Institute for Strategic Studies – Middle East. He took up the position in January 2015 after a 35 year career in the British Diplomatic Service.

Member, AUIS Board of Trustees
Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House


Member, AUIS Board of Trustees
Journalist/Political Analyst

Member, AUIS Board of Trustees
Senior Fellow at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Member, AUIS Board of Trustees
Retired Partner, Covington & Burling LLP