The Future of the Kurds

Event Description

International University of Erbil President Dr. Mohammed Ihsan is going to take part in a Project for Study of the 21st Century, in collaboration with King’s College London Kurdish Society, gathers together an expert panel to discuss how recent events in the region are shaping the future of the Kurds.


Also, Dr. Mohammed will have discussion panel on

Thu, November 23, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM GMT

at Franklin Wilkin’s Building

King’s College London, London, SE1 9NH

United Kingdom.

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The Future of the Kurds

-Professor Mohammed Ihsan - Former Iraqi Minister for Extra Regional Affairs (2005 - 2011) and former-Kurdistan Representative to Federal Government in Iraq (2007-2012). Mohammed also held positions as Iraqi Minister for Human Rights and President of the General Board for Disputed Areas in Iraq. He is currently President of International Erbil and author of various articles and books on Kurdistan and Iraq. -Renad Mansour - Research fellow in the Middle East and North Africa Program at Chatham House. His research explores the outlook on Iraq’s transition and the dilemmas of state building. Mansour was previously a lecturer at the London School of Economics, where he taught on the international relations of the Middle East. He has also held teaching positions at the faculty of politics at the University of Cambridge. Since 2011, Mansour has been a senior research fellow at the Iraq Institute for Strategic Studies in Beirut. He received his -PhD from Pembroke College, Cambridge. Ahmad Al-Rashid - Syrian Kurdish refugee and activist. Ahmad left Aleppo during the conflict and went to the Kurdistan region of Iraq where he worked in Syrian refugee camps. In 2015, Ahmad also had to flee Iraq and undertook a horrendous journey to reach Europe. His journey is documented in the film Exodus: Our Journey. He has now been granted asylum in the UK. Ahmad currently works with various grassroots and volunteer groups - advocating for refugee rights and children refugees and studies Violence, Conflict and Development MSc at SOAS, University of London. -Lara Fatah - Journalist, researcher and founder of Zanraw Consulting. She has spent more than 10 years working in the Middle East, first as a journalist and then as a researcher. In 2013 she co-founded the first PR and Strategic Communications agency in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and in 2016, Alfa 5, a Middle East Cultural and Business consultancy based in Birmingham. She splits her time between the UK and the Kurdistan region of Iraq and contributes occasionally to Al Jazeera, Newsweek and others. She is a PS21 Global Fellow and a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and SOAS. -Dr Bill Park - Visiting Research Fellow at King\'s College London and Visiting Scholar at TOBB-ET University, Turkey. Bill holds a range of advisory and board positions on academic journals and Turkish centres and has shared his expertise with both Houses of Parliament and various government agencies. Among his publications is Modern Turkey: People, State and Foreign Policy in a Globalized World (Routledge, 2011). He is currently writing a book on Turkey\'s policies towards the Kurds. In addition to his expertise on Turkey, he was an international observer at the September 2017 Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum. Directions to the room to be announced to attendees, please note that the event is taking place in the KCL Franklin-Wilkin\'s Building which is located in Waterloo.