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Kurdish Independence in Iraq?

December 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

$12 - $20

The modern Middle East holds numerous peoples and groups within relatively new, relatively arbitrary borders. Among those people are Kurds – currently spread across multiple nations. Iraqi Kurdistan’s plans for independence have been met with both fear and frustration from governments near and far, including those in Baghdad and Tehran, Ankara, and Washington, DC. Join us as Mohammed Salih offers an insider’s perspective of the conflict and the stakes surrounding “Kurds’ Quest for Independence in Iraq”.

Mohammed A. Salih is a doctoral student at the Annenberg School for Communication. He is primarily interested in extremist movements in the Middle East, and also the intersection of media, politics and culture in that region. Prior to joining Annenberg, Salih worked for a number of years as a freelance journalist covering the Islamic State conflict as well as reporting on Kurdish and Iraqi affairs for international news outlets such as Inter Press Service (IPS)Al Jazeera English, Al-MonitorForeign Policy, Christian Science MonitorFRANCE24, Newsweek Middle East and The Washington Post.

He has also published analytical pieces with Middle East Institute and The Washington Institute for Near East Policy on local politics of Iraqi Kurdistan.

Our Border Crossings programs aim to humanize people and places around the world through substantive presentations and conversations with those intimate with the cultures. Casual setting. Cash bar.


December 11
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$12 - $20
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