Conference: Political reconfiguration in Rojava and South Kurdistan in the wake of IS military setbacks

19 02 2015

9In the wake of the ongoing conflict with the Islamic State and Kurdistan, the question of political configuration has come to the forefront of issues regarding the future of the region. Therefore, on 28 February, the Centre for Conflict Studies organises the conference ‘Kurdistan in Transition: Political reconfiguration in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan) and South Kurdistan (Iraqi Kurdistan) in the wake of IS military setbacks’. Several speakers will address the changing political situation in the regions that are battling IS.

The aim of this conference is to explore the changing political situations within Syrian and Iraqi Kurdistan, from the developing government in Rojava to the shifting frontlines in Iraq. One of the current defining factors regarding Kurdistan is the continued Kurdish military effort against the advancement of IS, as well as the resulting military setbacks on both sides. The political environment emerging from this turmoil is one of uncertainty.


The speakers of the day include:

  • Mr. Ahmet Hamdi Akkaya (Centre for Conflict and Development Studies, Ghent University)
  • Mr. Sheruan Hassan (Democratic Union Party, Syria)
  • Mr. Sherzad Rojbeyani (Kurdish Democratic Party, Iraq)
  • Mr. Wladimir van Wilgenburg (Political analyst and journalist, Erbil)
    Start date and time

    28 February 2015 11:30

    Entrance fee


    More information

    Conference website



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