Council members

Dr. Jamie Shea

Dr. Jamie Shea

  • Dr. Jamie Shea is NATO Deputy ASG for Emerging Security Challenges 
  • He was Director of the Office of Information and Press of NATO from 2000-2003, and in May 2003 was appointed to the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary General for External Relations in the new Public Diplomacy Division. He was also NATO Spokesman from 1993 to 2000.
  • In addition to his NATO responsibilities, Jamie Shea also holds a number of academic positions, most notably with the Collège d’Europe, Bruges, and the Brussels School of International Studies of the University of Kent, Canterbury.
  • Jamie Shea completed his doctoral studies in Philosophy at Oxford University in 1981. He also holds a Bachelor of Art from Sussex University in History and French.
Michael D. Barbero

Michael D. Barbero

  • Lieutenant General (ret.)
  • Commander of U.S. Army's Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, USA
  • Commander of United States Army Infantry Center, Fort Benning, USA
  • Commander of NATO Training Mission, Iraq
  • Commander of Multi-National Security Transition Command, Iraq 
  • Strategic consulting and related services to governmental agencies and multiple industry groups in connection with the development of economic programs and private businesses in the Middle-East and Balkan
Dr. Torhan Al-Mufti

Dr. Torhan Al-Mufti

  • Adviser of the President of Iraq 2014-2016
  • President of the Secretariat of the Supreme Commission for Coordination between the provinces - Government of the Republic of Iraq
  • Minister of Communication 2012-2014                    
  • Minister of Provinces Affairs 2010-2014
  • B.Sc. Geology, 1994, Mosul University (The Third on the Stage)
  • M.Sc. Geochemistry (environmental), 1996, Mosul University
  • Ph.D. Remote Sensing - Geochemistry, 2002, Mosul University
  • Memberships of International society of Iraqi scientist, since 2007
  • Memberships of American association of petroleum geologist, since 2007 (AAPG)


  • Attorney from Ljubljana
  • Main fields of interest are in commercial law and public procurment
Prof. Dr. Munther Al Fadhal

Prof. Dr. Munther Al Fadhal

  • PhD of Civil Law and Expert on Middle East Laws
  • Member of Iraqi Bar Association, Baghdad, 1972
  • Member of Democracy working Group, USA State Dept, 2001
  • Senior advisor at CPA - Baghdad, 2003
  • Member of CELLE Institute (American Bar Association), Prague, 2004
  • Member of Iraqi National Assembly, Baghdad, 2005
  • Member of Iraqi Constitutional Committee, 2005