Date: 2015-01-27
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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.


Conference Themes


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.


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