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A Kurdish woman taking off the burqa imposed by the Islamic State after escaping into the YPG-controlled area.

Shervan Derwish and Jack Shanine

Seminar - Open to the Public

Contending Futures in the 21st-Century Middle East: Ideology and the Emergent Political Formations of ISIS, Kurdistan-Iraq, and Kurdistan-Syria

Thu., Apr. 1, 2021 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm


Speaker: Huseyin Rasit, Research Fellow, International Security Program

Despite all the misery they cause, breakdowns of existing states also create ample political opportunities for new actors to rise. This is why, among all the destruction witnessed in Syria and Iraq in the 20th century, new political entities that exercise authority in regions effectively out of reach of their central governments have emerged. The seminar will focus on three: Kurdistan-Syria, Kurdistan-Iraq, and the Islamic State. 

Everyone is welcome to join us via Zoom! Register before the seminar here: