Dear Sir or Madam, We are pleased to invite you to our symposium ‘100 Years of the Turkish Republic: From Beginning to Future’. 28.01.2023 1 pm CET   FORUM vhs im Museum am Neumarkt, Cäcilienstr 29-33, 50667 Köln German – Turkish simultaneous translation  Speakers: Dr. Zeynep Türkyılmaz, University of Potsdam, Hasan

Dear members,  Dear friends, We are pleased to publish our current newsletter.  Board meeting The meetings took place on November 1 and December 18.  2nd Conference of Kurdish Doctors and allied professions This conference was held on October 15 in Cologne. Topics were Covid-19 Update, health and diaspora, gender medicine

Democracy beyond statehood 21.12.2022 | 18:00-20:00 Uhr | Zoom Dear Sir or Madam,Dear friends, We are pleased to invite you to our seminar “Democracy beyond statehood”.  21.12.20226:00 – 8:00 pm CET Zoom Language: German  Speaker: Dr. Dilar Dirik, University of Oxford  Registration is requested by 20.12.2022 via

Turkey and the Prof. Dr. Korur-Fincancı case: human rights behind bars  On 26 October 2022, the chairperson of the Turkish Medical Association Prof. Dr. Şebnem Korur-Fincancı, renowned forensic physician and co-author of the Istanbul Protocol, was arrested on charges of “propaganda for a terrorist organisation”. She had called for an

Chemical Weapons and the Systematics of Warfare in Kurdistan On 08.11.2022 | 20:30h | Zoom A delegation from the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) Germany and Switzerland travelled to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq at the end of September to investigate allegations of chemical weapons use

Dear Sir or Madam, In 2018, our network has introduced for the first time the science and young talent award. We continue also this year giving our prizes that is open to scientists, especially young Kurdish of outstanding scientific work. The candidates nominated for the Young Scientist Award should have

Jin Jiyan Azadî  With the murder of the Kurdish woman Jîna Amini by security forces in Iran, a new wave of protest against the regime began. The state is acting with the utmost brutality against people who are standing up for elementary basic rights.  The guiding slogan of these protests

Dear Sir or Madam, Our new event format: Kurd-Akad Science Café – Science meets practice: from controversies to solutions. We discuss big issues in small groups. Different views meet. Exciting debates arise. Approaches to solutions are generated. We are pleased to invite you to our seminar debate “The Kurdish Community

Dear Sir or Madam, We are pleased to publish our current newsletter. Kind regards  Executive board Board meetings In this quarter we held a board meeting on 30.08.2022. Closed meeting  After a pandemic-related break, in Mid-July we held again a closed meeting. This has given us numerous new impulses that

Dear Sir or Madam,Dear friends, We are pleased to invite you to our 2nd conference of Kurdish doctors and allied professions. 15.10.202212:00 am CETAlte Feuerwache, Großes Forum, Melchiorstr. 3, 50670 KölnSimultaneous translation: English, Kurdish, German Programme 12:00 – 12:15: Welcome 12:15 – 1:15: Covid-19 Update Infection & Vaccination – Challenges


Dear friends, Dear members,  We are pleased to send you the latest newsletter.  Board meetings  This quarter, meetings were held on 11.04, 18.05, 21.06 and 25.06.  EmPOWERing ANTI-racism focus series  Three events took place as part of our thematic series:  – Diversity Talk “Diversity and Participation: Lived Participation in the

99 Years of the Treaty of Lausanne: History, Present and Perspectives 24.07.20222 pm CETZoom > Prof. Dr. em. Baskin Oran, Ankara University, Turkey> Prof. Ass. Nilay Özok-Gündogan, Florida State University, US> Dr. Ebdul Îlah Al Mustefa, Rojava University Moderation: Aysel Onur, Kurd-Akad, Switzerland There will be simultaneous translation in Kurdish

Dear Sir or Madam,This year, too, we will publish our newsletter every three months. Kind regards Executive Board  Board meetings  The meetings were held on 26 January and 7 March. Recommendation for actions  In 2021, federal elections took place and a new government was formed. There is still no reliable data on

The Kurdistan Region of Iraq: challenges and opportunities in politics, economy and society Dear Sir or Madam,Dear friends, We are pleased to invite you to our symposium “The Kurdistan Region of Iraq: challenges and opportunities in politics, economy and society”.  27 February 2022 4 – 7 pm  Zoom  English  Registration is

Conference Gender Studies meets Jineolojî II – Nature, Body and Gender: Re-Actualizations 18.02.202210 am – 6 pm (CET)(Zoom)There will be German – English simultaneous translation. Programme Welcome:Dersim Dagdeviren, Co-Chair of Network of Kurdish Academics Dr. Beate von Miquel, Managing Director of the Marie Jahoda Center for International Gender Studies of

Diversity in Germany: Racism as a central challenge 29.01.20221-5 p.m.ZoomLanguage: German Registration via until 27 January 2022. Organisation: Kurd-Akad & Volkshochschule CologneSupport: Rosa Luxemburg Foundation & Civaka Azad TopicThe society in Germany is diverse. The analysis of this diversity shows many advantages and positive aspects. However, it also deciphers

Dear members, Dear friends, We are pleased to publish our current newsletter.  Best regards  Executive Board  …. Board meetings In this quarter the meetings were held on 25.10., 30.11 and 22.12.  Pan-European Network Meeting of Kurdish Institutes and Academic Organisations   On December 12 the third pan-European network meeting of Kurdish

Dear members,Dear friends, We are pleased to publish our current newsletter. We renew our call for cooperation and membership. Best regardsExecutive board Board meetings The meetings were held on 07.07, 05.08, 09.09 and 21.09.21.  Conference on the Treaty of Lausanne On the 98th anniversary of the Treaty of Lausanne, we – Kurd-Akad

Recently, there have been more discussions again in Turkey about a political solution to the Kurdish question. This is essential for the democratisation of Turkey and peace in the Middle East.  Military offensives, also in the Kurdish areas of Syria and Iraq, as well as repression against the opposition, especially

Dear Director-General, In the context of Turkey’s recent attacks on the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, which violated international law, there have been increasing complaints of the use of chemical weapons. These are serious allegations that require urgent investigation by independent institutions.  We would like to kindly ask your organisation, which

Kurdish versus Turkish Question: Realities, Rotations and Routes for Peaced Routen für Frieden    On World Peace Day 2021, Turkey is far from peace and democracy. The expansive foreign policy, also beyond the Middle East, as well as the massive repression of any political and social participation make this clear.

98 sal peymana Lozanê – Îdîa û rastiya aşitiyekê Date: 24.07.2021, 3 pm CET / 2 pm UK / ZoomRegistration until 22.07.2021 via The Treaty of Lausanne was concluded 98 years ago, on 24 July 1923.This treaty was preceded by the Sykes-Picot Agreement, which was secretly signed by the British

Dear members,Dear friends,We are pleased to publish the second newsletter this year.  Board meetings  This quarter, the meetings were held on 12 & 24 May and 7 & 23 June.  Symposium on national unity  The symposium “From division to unity: challenges and options for Kurdish academics” took place on 17 April.

Saturday, 15 May 20211 – 4:30 pmZoom There will be simultaneous Kurdish-English translation. Please register via by 12.05.2021. Programme 1:00 – 1:15Welcome address 1:15 – 2:15The Kurdish language in the context of politics and society: contradictions and options Mother tongue: The burden of women – language as an expression