THE FIFTH ESTATE: INSIDE IRAQ - Emma Sky
- By kevinharper
- On 09/05/2016
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I am just home from a very thought provoking event hosted by the Wheeler Centre at M.A.D.E
Emma Sky was interviewed about her time in Iraq as a Civilian Administrator and Adviser to the US Government. A member of the British Council on a secondment that should have lasted for only 3 months, she found herself rising to the top of the Civilian Administration and spending 13 years in Iraq.
No one on the ground was expecting her when she arrived … she had to find her place, establish her role and grow into it.
Emma talked about the need to rise above politics and understand the needs of each group within the community - a good esson for not-for-profit community groups.
I highly recommend Emma’s recently published book “The Fifth Estate: inside Iraq”.
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