First joint Forum UoS-SPU Universities Saulaimani

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1st day: Tuesday, 9 October 2018

10:00 - 10:30 Welcome Speeches:

10:00 - 10:15 Dr. Ridha Hassan Hussein, UoS President
10:15 - 10:30 Dr. Omed Rafiq Fatah, Acting President of Cihan University / Sulaimani

10:30 - 11:00 Opening Speech:
Dr. Yousif Goran, KRG Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research MHE
Topic: Kirkuk from the perspective of the Kurds

11:00 - 11:30 Dr. Ferdinand Hennerbichler, UoS, History Department
Topic: Overview on future of the Kurds in Iraq, Iran, Syria, Turkey and Europe

11:30 - 12:00 Ahmed Tabaqchali MSc; Adjunct Assistant Professor AUIS, Fellow at IRIS
Topic: The economic future of the Kurds

12:30 - 13:00 Dr. Melita H. Šunjić
Co-Director Integration Research Company Vienna
Topic: Europe, the escalating international refugee crisis and the Kurds

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 - 14:30 Ahmad Eskandari MA, Veteran Kudish scientist, Sweden
Topic: Iran and the Kurds

14:30 16:30 Podium discussion with the auditorium


2nd day: Wednesday, 10 October 2018

10:00 - 10:30 Omar A. Sheikhmous MA
Veteran Kurdish scientist, Sweden
Topic: Future options of the Kurds in Syria - Rojava

10:30 - 11:00 Dr. Srbast Nabi
Koya University, KRI
Topic: Kurds and the new Syrian constitution under negotiation

11:00 11:30 Dr. Michiel M.
University of Amsterdam, Holland
Topic: The future of northern Iraq’s minorities

11:30 - 12:00 Hakim Qasim LL.B.
First Yezidi Judge ret. in Iraq and KRI, appointed by the late President of Iraq, Jalal Talabani (1933-2017)

Topic: The Yezidi genocide and the UN Security Council genocide investigation mission Iraq

12:00 - 12:30  Dr. Kozad M. Ahmed
UoS, Head Archaeology Department
Topic: Minimum requirements of the Kurds for national reconciliation with the Arabs in Iraq

12:30 - 13:00 Dr. Haider Saeed
Resercher, Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, Qatar
Topic: Rethinking Iraq as framework

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 15:30 International Press Conference


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