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Miss Siham Hattab Hamdan is a member of both the Baghdad Provincial Council and the Baghdad City Council. She also serves on the District Council of the Sadr City District of Baghdad. Ms. Siham is 33 years old, and is a Shia Arab. She holds both a BA and MA in English Literature from Mustansiriya University in Baghdad, where she currently serves as a Lecturer in English Literature. Her Masters thesis was on “The Significance of Travel in the Novels of E.M. Forster.” During the Ba’athist era, Ms. Siham was precluded from applying for a full-time teaching position because of her families past political activities. Her brother was executed by the former regime in 1983. Ms. Siham ran for positions on the Councils to combat injustice and because she enjoys public service and wishes to help resolve the problems facing the Iraqi people and the City of Baghdad. Ms. Siham speaks fluent English, but had never traveled outside of Iraq until after the fall of Saddam Hussein. She was part of delegation of Iraqi women who met President Bush in the Oval Office in November 2003, and she is now completing a 6 week Fulbright Seminar in American Literature at Northern Illinois University. (PHOTO PROVIDED TO ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS)

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