Conference: United Kurdistan – Distant Dream or Emerging Reality?

8 08 2015


logo-2The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa is pleased to invite you to attend the forthcoming Eighth Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) featuring addresses by H.E. Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, Kurdistan Regional Government Representative to the United States, and the Honorable Dr. Kemal Kirkuki, former Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament. Both will deliver remarks in the context of this scholarly event designed to promote understanding about Kurdistan and the whole of the Middle East. The conference will take place October 29 – 31, 2015in Washington, D.C.

In addition, the topic of a rising Kurdistan will be covered in a policy roundtable at this event titled, United Kurdistan: Distant Dream or Emerging Reality? Several additional scholarly panels will feature paper presentations on a variety of topics including:

  • The Kurds of Syria: From Marginalization to Center Stage
  • Neo-Ottomanism and the Kurdish Issue in Turkey: State Policy and Kurdish Response
  • The Kurdish Women of Rojava: Building a Nation in the Chaos of War
  • The Turkish Government’s Policy of Denial Towards the Kurds and the Reflections of this Policy in School Textbooks
  • The Kurdish Republic of 1946 and its Impact on Modern Kurdish Movements

With its long history of supporting discussion on all facets of Kurdistan and the Kurdish experience ASMEA is proud to help its members -scholars, students, foreign policy practitioners, and interested citizens- gain further insights about the Kurdish people.

To register for the conference please go to and click on “conference” by September 30, 2015 to receive discounted rates.



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