On June 14, USIP and the American University of Kurdistan hosted a discussion with the Kurdistan Regional Government Minister of Interior Rebar Ahmed on a wide range of issues pertaining to the Kurdistan Region and Iraq, including Erbil-Baghdad relations; economic reforms and the need to diversify beyond oil; the response to climate change and preventing related instability; the inclusion of women, youth, and ethnic and religious minorities; the fight against ISIS and its human legacies in al-Hol Camp and beyond; and the impact of de-escalations and the rise of China’s role in the Middle East.
His Excellency Rebar Ahmed
Minister of Interior, Kurdistan Regional Government
Mona Yacoubian, welcoming remarks
Vice President, Middle East and North Africa, U.S. Institute of Peace
Sarhang Hamasaeed, moderator
Director, Middle East Programs, U.S. Institute of Peace
For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/conversation-kurdistan-regional-governments-minister-interior-rebar-ahmed
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