Ambassador David M. Satterfield is the senior adviser to the secretary of state and coordinator for Iraq. Formerly, he served as deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad from May 2005 to July 2006. Prior to Iraq, he was principal deputy assistant secretary for the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs from June 2004 to May 2005 and deputy assistant secretary for the previous three years. He was ambassador to Lebanon from September 1998 to June 2001. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Satterfield served on the staff of the National Security Council from 1993 to 1996 as director for Near Eastern and South Asian affairs, and he held the position of director of the Department of State"s Office of Israel and Arab-Israeli Affairs from 1996 to 1998.
Satterfield will join Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian, founding director of the Baker Institute, for an evening of conversation on Iraq and other topical issues of the Middle East.