“From Division to Unity: Challenges and Options for Kurdish Academics”

17 April 2021
4:00 – 8:30 pm (CET)


4:00 – 4:15 pm Welcome & Introduction
Dersim Dağdeviren, Co-Chair of Kurd-Akad, Germany

4:15 – 6:00 pm Divided country – united challenges

East Kurdistan: Dr. Seevan Saeed, Shaanxi Normal University, China

South Kurdistan: Hoshman Ismail, University of Reading, UK

North Kurdistan: Dr. Mithat Ishakoğlu, University of Exeter, UK

West Kurdistan: Dr. Abir Has, Co-Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Rojava University

Moderation: Dr. Saz Ahmed, University College London, UK

6:00 – 6:30 pm Break

6:30 – 8:15 pm Unity in diversity – Dialogue between Kurdish academics in the context of national unity

Women’s unity – the strength of society
Elif Genç, New School for Social Research in New York, US

Unity without uniformity and diversity without fragmentation
Dr. Necati Harmankaya, R&D Manager, Denmark

Academic Solidarity against Division: Reflections from Academic Collaborations at the University of Rojava
Dr. Sardar Saadi, Wageningen University, Netherlands

Academics in diaspora: building bridges
Dr. Shilan Fuad, University of Urbino Carlo Bo, Italy

Moderation: Dr. Avin Mirawdeli, University of Cambridge, UK

8:15 – 08:30 pm Conclusions

Please register via by 12 April 2021.

The event will be held in English.