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2014: KRG A Year in Crisis
Date: January 30, 2015, Venue: Jiyan Hotel, Duhok
The OTT conference “2014 KRG Year in Crisis” has attempted to reveal some of the meanings that the crisis of the year 2014 had for the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
Heated discussions brought different points of view, from government, parliament and policy practitioners, to researchers and civil society.
Thursday, June 13th 2019
American University of Kurdistan (Duhok)
CONCEPT NOTE & PROGRAM
Five years after the Islamic State (IS) conquered great parts of Syria and Iraq, the societies of both countries continue to suffer from the consequences of the IS’s reign of terror and the effects of the fight against the organization. This is especially true for ethnic and religious minorities that faced systematic persecution and displacement. To this day, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) harbors more than 300.000 Yezidi Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from the Ninawa Province, particularly from the Sinjar Region. With ongoing security challenges and a lack of serious reconstruction efforts in their home region, the Yezidi community in Iraq faces an uncertain future. Similarly, the once vibrant Iraqi Christian community has suffered years of oppression and displacement that have resulted in an ongoing exodus. Because of such trends, Iraq’s Christian community and heritage is at stake.
The Open Debates #5 attempted to contribute to the unfolding of the informal dialog among the ethnic and religious minority, representatives, decision-makers, lawmakers and stakeholders regarding the political participation of the minorities. One of the main goals of the Open Debates is
The Quota System: Limiting or Securing the Representation of Ethnic and/or Religious Minorities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq ,August 16, 2018, 09.00 – 16.30 Venue: Rotana Hotel, Gulan Street, Erbil Organizers: Open Think Tank and Konrad Adenauer Foundation