Qubad Talabany serves as
Deputy Representative of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK)
Washington Office. In that capacity, he works closely with the United
States Government as well as American-based media outlets. In the
absence of the organization’s Representative from Washington, Mr.
Talabany serves as Acting Representative. Previously, he filled that
position for several months when the PUK transitioned a new
Representative to direct the Washington Office.
Mr. Talabany also served for
a year as a Special Assistant to a previous PUK Representative in
Washington, Dr. Barham Salih. Dr. Salih currently holds the position of
Prime Minister, in the PUK-led Administration of the Kurdistan Regional
Government (KRG), in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Mr. Talabany’s family has
been involved in Kurdish politics for decades. He has been interested
in Kurdish political affairs from an early age, and has taken an active
role in these issues since 1996.
Mr. Talabany studied for his
Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in London. He holds a B.S. in
Mr. Talabany lives in