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Kurdistan in Transition

Political reconfiguration in the wake of IS military setbacks


The Centre for Conflict Studies at Utrecht University Presents:

Kurdistan in Transition – Political reconfiguration in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan) and South Kurdistan (Iraqi Kurdistan) in the wake of IS military setbacks 

Academiegebouw, University Utrecht. Domplein 29, 3512 JE Utrecht. 

Rapid new developments in the ongoing conflict between the Islamic State and Kurdistan since June 2014 have seen remarkable reconfigurations of political relations between a variety of regional and international actors, which will certainly affect the future of the region. The political environment emerging from this turmoil is one of uncertainty. To analyse and discuss these developments, the Center for Conflict Studies at Utrecht University is organizing a seminar, Kurdistan in Transition: Political Reconfiguration in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan) and South Kurdistan (Iraqi Kurdistan) in the Wake of IS Military Setbacks, on 28 February, 2015. The aim of this seminar is to explore the changing political situation within the region, and also as it is being affected by international developments in the fight against ISIS.

Speakers include*:

  • Mr. Ahmet Hamdi Akkaya (Centre for Conflict and Development Studies, Ghent University)
  • Mr. Sheruan Hassan (Democratic Union Party, Syria)
  • Mr. Hemin Hawrami (Kurdish Democratic Party, Iraq)
  • Ms. Ebru Öztürk (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris)
  • Mr. Wladimir van Wilgenburg (Political analyst and journalist, Erbil)

*Speakers subject to change.

11:30 Tea and coffee

12:00 Introduction

12:10 Panel 1: Reconfigured internal political dynamics within Kurdistan

13:45 Break

14:15 Panel 2: Reconfigured political dynamics in relations between Kurdish and International political actors

16:00 Close Seminar

Register here!

Due to limited spaces, if you register and are then unable to attend please contact florence.bateson@gmail.com

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