A discussion on emergence of stateless nations particularly the Kurdish nation divided between four states of Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Iran. The event will deal with the question of Kurds as a stateless nation and focus particularly on developments in Kurdistan within Iraq. What is the future of Iraq as a state? Are we witnessing a move toward an independent Kurdistan or is the status quo of Kurdistan Regional Government within Iraq going to continue?
Date and time: Thursday 25 June 2015, 6-8pm
Location: Westminster Forum, University of Westminster, 32-38 Wells Street, London W1T 3UW, UK
About the speaker: Gary Kent is a Labour friend of Iraq as well as Kurdistan who has worked in the Parliament for 25 years. He is also the Administrator of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Kurdistan Region in Iraq and a writer for Rudaw which is Kurdistan’s top media network.
Chair: Dr Dibyesh Anand, Head of Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster
Organiser: Yadgar Merani, a current student of BA Hons Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster
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