Karwan Zebari

Director of Political and Diplomatic Affairs

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Mr. Zebari is a Director of Political and Diplomatic Affairs at the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Mission in Washington, DC. In his current capacity, Mr. Zebari works closely with the US Administration, including White House, State Department, Pentagon, and other Departments and Agencies belonging to the cabinet on all matters relating to Kurdistan Region of Iraq; strengthening the ties between the US executive branch and the Kurdistan Regional Government. Additionally, Mr. Zebari oversees all diplomatic interactions relating to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and other international Missions based in Washington, DC. Mr. Zebari earned a Bachelor degree from the State University of New York Institute of Technology and a Masters degree from Binghamton University, both based in New York.

Prior to joining the KRG Mission in Washington, Mr. Zebari has worked for several Department of Defense Aerospace and Defense contractors. He is also the co-founder of the American Kurdish Council-New York Chapter and was the director 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 governmental and non-governmental institutions. Mr. Zebari has appeared on many local, national, and international media outlets.

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

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