CfP: Iraqi Kurdistan and the Reshaping of the Middle East

19 01 2015


The University of Kurdistan-Hewler is pleased to announce the call for papers for a regional conference on the current developments in the Middle East, Iraqi Kurdistan and the Reshaping of the Middle East. The Conference will be held in Erbil, May 27-29, 2015.

Conference Themes

What is now happening in Iraq and more broadly in the Middle East, one of the world’s most unstable regions, has become a growing concern to politicians, scholars, journalists, and ordinary people. There are more factors contributing to regional instability than meets the eye. This Conference attempts to address one of them – Iraq’s federal design, its implementation and its possible collapse. The Iraqi Kurds constitute a significant force in the Middle East with a potential to considerably change the political map of the entire region. The Conference topics include:

  • Federalism in Iraq
  • The Kurdistan Region’s Statehood Aspirations and Its Ethno-Religious Minorities
  • Oil and Independence Drive in the Kurdistan Region
  • Regional Powers and the Kurdish Question
  • The Kurdish Issue on the American Foreign Policy Agenda

Proposal ideas that extend beyond these thematic areas will also be considered.

Deadline for Abstract Submissions: February 28, 2015.

For details click here.



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