In July 2017, WYLN’s Mariette Hagglund visited the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) where she spent a month working with the Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF). She spent time in Mosul helping deliver humanitarian supplies to Mosuli’s. Mariette also met with a number of officials from the Kurdistan Regional Government, NGO organizations, and with BCF’s Awat… Continue reading WYLN’s Mariette Hagglund works with Barzani Charity Foundation in Iraqi Kurdistan
On December 14th 2016, WYLN’s advisor Tea Ivanovic attended the conference “Tolerance, Life; Terror Threats and the Experience of Co-Existence in the Kurdistan Region” held in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan. The conference was organized by the Ministry of Culture, and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and inaugurated by Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani; Soran… Continue reading WYLN’s Tea Ivanovic Attends Conference in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan
The Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) organized the 4th annual Transatlantic Economic Forum on December 5 and 6 2016, co-organized in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In addition to a range of U.S. companies, political, think-tank, and academic elite, this… Continue reading The 4th Annual Transatlantic Economic Forum
On November 29th 2016, the Center for Transatlantic Relations, in partnership with the Kurdistan Regional Government and the U.S.- Kurdistan Business Council, hosted the conference “Business Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan.” The whole-day event featured many prominent speakers, including Kurdistan Regional Government representatives and those representing the private sector, and U.S Department of State. The conference… Continue reading Business Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan
On October 20th 2016, the Center for Transatlantic Relations, in partnership with the Kurdistan Regional Government Representation in the United States, hosted the event: “From Tribe to Nation: Iraqi Kurdistan on the Cusp of Statehood.” The event held the name of an article published by Amberin Zaman, a Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson… Continue reading From Tribe to Nation: Iraqi Kurdistan on the Cusp of Statehood
Hemin Hawrami, Head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party Foreign Relations Office and Salam Mohammad Islam, Rwanga Foundation Executive Director discussed the overall situation in Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan. Hemin Hawrami is the youngest member of the KDP leadership. Salam Mohammad Islam served as an advisor to both KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani… Continue reading WYLN’s Rebeen Pasha moderated panel discussion “Kurdistan Re-Inventing Itself, Yet Again” held at the Center for Transatlantic Relations SAIS in Washington D.C.
CARE think-thank, a leading organization in Algeria promoting entrepreneurship, higher education, and diversification of economy in Algeria, organized a gala dinner and lecture by Dr. Hernando De Soto (Peru), an expert economist in the field of informal economy and Philipp De Fontaine Vive, economist and financial expert. WYLN’s Samy Boukaila serves as the treasurer of CARE and is one… Continue reading Samy Boukaila, WYLN’s Visiting Scholar at the Center for Transatlantic Relations SAIS in Washington D.C. at CARE Gala Dinner in Algeria
On December 3rd 2015, WYLN in partnership with the America – Bosnia Foundation co-organized a major Civil Society and Youth Leadership conference held at mount Jahorina, Bosnia-Herzegovina. U.S. Assistant Deputy Secretary of State, Hoyt Yee was a keynote speaker, and event was sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
WYLN advisor Yael Mizrahi took part at the panel discussion held at the Center for Transatlantic Relations SAIS at Johns Hopkins University in Washington D.C. on November 15, 2015. Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, KRG government representative in the United States participate at the event, along with Nussaibah Younis from the Atlantic Council and prof. Daniel… Continue reading WYLN’s Yael Mizrahi Talked About Refugee Situation in Iraqi Kurdistan
July – August, 2015 Yael spent 2 months volunteering with a Kurdish NGO, based out of Erbil, Iraq, advising on the current Iraqi IDP crisis, and influx of Syrian refugees. There she volunteered with the Barzani Charity Foundation, and with the Kurdistan Regional Government. She conducted research on alternative conflict management solutions to the disputed… Continue reading WYLN’s Yael Mizrahi volunteered in Iraqi Kurdistan