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Iraq Foundation
1012 14 th Street, NW
Suite 1110
Washington , DC 20005

Tel: (202) 347-4662

Fax: (202) 347-7897

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Staff Biographies

Rend Al-Rahim (Francke)
Executive Director

A native of Iraq, Ms. Rend Al-Rahim is co-founder and Executive Director of the Iraq Foundation.  Ms. Al-Rahim has been active in the Iraqi public arena, in civic leadership, and in human rights advocacy, and is recognized as a leading expert on Iraq.

From November 2003-January 2005 she joined the Iraqi diplomatic service, serving as Iraq’s Representative to the United States and its Chief of Mission. In 2007 Ms. Al-Rahim was awarded a Senior Fellowship at the United States Institute for Peace’s Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace, conducting research, organizing panels, and contributing papers and articles on Iraq. In 2008-2009 she continued with USIP as Senior Fellow for Iraq.

Ms. Al-Rahim has contributed to numerous books and publications dealing with Middle East issues, and authored research and policy papers for the Iraq Foundation and for policy and research institutions in the United States. She is the co-author, with Graham Fuller, of The Arab Shi’a: Forgotten Muslims, published in 1999 by St. Martin’s Press.

As Executive Director, Ms. Al-Rahim has represented the Iraq Foundation with governmental and international institutions worldwide. Under her leadership, the Foundation has built partnerships and cooperative relations with several nongovernmental and research institutions world-wide. Ms. Al-Rahim has testified before the U.S. Congress as an expert on Iraq. She is a frequent commentator on Iraqi affairs in the U.S. and international media and has published op-ed pieces in prominent newspapers and periodicals. 

Ms. Al-Rahim was educated in Iraq, Lebanon, and the U.K, and France. She holds degrees from Cambridge University and the University of the Sorbonne.


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