Category: Call for Papers
Subject: Call for Papers: Iraqi Kurdistan and the Reshaping of the Middle East
Call for Papers: Iraqi Kurdistan and the Reshaping of the Middle East
University of Kurdistan-Hewler
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
May 27-28, 2015
Call for Papers
The University of Kurdistan-Hewler is pleased to announce the call for papers for a regional conference on the current developments in the Middle East, Iraqi Kurdistan and the Reshaping of the Middle East. The Conference will be held in Erbil on May 27-28, 2015.
What is now happening in Iraq and more broadly in the Middle East, one of the world's most unstable regions, has become a growing concern to politicians, scholars, journalists, and ordinary people. There are more factors contributing to regional instability than meets the eye. This Conference attempts to address one of them - Iraq's federal design, its implementation and its possible collapse. The Iraqi Kurds constitute a significant force in the Middle East with a potential to considerably change the political map of the entire region.
The Conference topics include:
· Federalism in Iraq
· The Kurdistan Region's Statehood Aspirations and Its Ethno-Religious Minorities
· Oil and Independence Drive in the Kurdistan Region
· Regional Powers and the Kurdish Question
· The Kurdish Issue on the American Foreign Policy Agenda
Proposal ideas that extend beyond these thematic areas will also be considered.
Deadline for Abstract Submissions: February 28, 2015
For more information and to submit a proposal, please visit http://www.ukh.ac/politics-International-relations.