Assistant professor

College of International Studies, The American University of Kurdistan, Iraq

 2015-

Founder Member             

Besikci Center for Kurdish Studies,University of Dohuk

2016

AHAD Fellow

The Institute for the Study of Human Rights, SIPA, Columbia University NY, USA

2018

 

Researcher  

 

Center for Peace and Human Security (CPHS) at the American University of Kurdistan (AUK).         

 

2015-2018

 

Researcher

 

The International Middle East Peace Research Center (IMPR), Ankara, Turkey

 

2014-2016

 

Postdoctoral researcher

 

University of Istanbul Bilgi, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Istanbul, Turkey

 

2013-2014

 

Visiting Lecturer                                                                    

 

   Political Science Department,University of Duhok, Iraq

2012- 2014

  

Visiting Lecturer, Department of History

                   University of Salahadeen, Iraq

2013-2014

Visiting Lecturer, Department of History

                   University of Salahadeen, Iraq

2013-2014

Diplomat, Second Secretary, Turkish Division    

                    Ministry of foreign Affairs, Iraq                                                                                               

2010-2013

Founder Member                

                   Department of Politics and Sociology,University of Dohuk

2011

Director of Quality insurance, College of Arts 

                   University of Dohuk

2009-2010

Lecturer, Department of History 

                    University of Dohuk

2004-2010

Teaching Assistant, Department of IT and Libraries

                    University of Dohuk

2000-2001


  • Beyond ISIS: History and Future of Religious Minorities in Iraq, with Thomas Schmidinger,
  • Transnational Press London, forthcoming in 2019.
  • Justice and Development Party in Turkey and the Kurdish IssueWith Othman Ali and others, Erbil, Center for Kurdish-Turkish Studies, 2013.
  • Kurdish Question in U.S. Policy Towards TurkeyErbil, Mukrayan Foundation Press, 2009.
  • Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan: Two Hesitant Neighbors, two editions: Erbil, Mukrayani Foundation Press, 2008; Damascus, Dar Al-Zaman, 2008.
  • British Policy Towards Turkey and it’s Impact in Kurdistan, four editions: Duhok, Sperez Press, 2004; Beirut, Aldar-Al-Arabia Lilmawsoaat Press, 2006; Amman, Dijla Press, 2007; Erbil, Mukrayani Foundation Press, 2010.
  • ·      “Trapped in No-man’s Land: The Future of Yazidis and Sinjar in post-IS Iraq”, (with Dr Bayar Mustafa Sevdeen), Beyond ISIS: History and Future of Religious Minorities in Iraq, with Thomas Schmidinger, Transnational Press London, forthcoming in 2019.
  •  
  • ·      ‘US Congress and War in North Kurdistan 1991-1999, Journal of Zakho University, 1st Issue Winter 2013.
  • ·      Directions of Turkish Policy towards Iraqi Kurdistan in 1990s in the 20th Century, Journal of Kirkuk University, June 2009.
  • ·      Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan: A Partnership or a Hostility, Future of Turkish Relations with Kurdistan Region, Turkish Dossier Magazine, No:7, January 2008.
  • ·      Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan: Polarization on the Issue of Kirkuk, Research Journal, No:11, May 2008.
  • ·      Turkey and the PKK: Conflict and Violence for a decade (1983-1993), Research Journal, 2006.
  • ·      Kurdistan in British Policy towards Turkey, Sardam Al-Arabi Journal, 2005.
  • ·      The North Kurdistan and its South: British Ambitions and Turkish Fears (1924-1926), Turkish Dossier Magazine, No:1, 2005.
  • Book Chapters and journal articles

I have conducted a number of field researches with a number of international Foundations and universities. The most recent ones are 

1. Participation in the Tearfund, Queen Margaret University, AUK and UoD’s collaborative research project on “Peace-building, Gender and Social Connections in Kurdistan, targeting Yazidi Community”. 

2. research project funded by Coventry University (UK.) on “Return Migration to Iraqi Kurdistan”. 

3. Survey process in Duhok and Nineveh Provinces on Kurdistan Region’s Independence Referendum planned and implemented by the Institute of Media & Political Research (IMPR) and Center for Peace and Human Security (CPHS) at the American University of Kurdistan (AUK). 

4. Supervising the survey process in Sinjar Provinces on Kurdistan Region’s Independence Referendum, planned and implemented by Center for Peace and Human Security (CPHS) at (AUK). 

5. Team leader at “Project of security forces of KRG in Sinjar and disputed areas” funded by Harvard University. 

6. in collaboration with two of my colleagues from London school of economics and University of Central Florida (UCF) have got a grant to conduct a research entitled “After the Last “Firman”: Victimhood, Survival, and Societal Transformation among the Yazidis".

Kurdish Studies, GE courseThe American University of Kurdistan2015 to 2019
Modern History of the Kurds, college of International StudiesThe American University of Kurdistan              2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Kurdish Language for non native speakers

The American University of Kurdistan2017
Politics of Kurds and Kurdistan, college of International StudiesThe American University of Kurdistan2016, 2017, 2018

Modern History of the Kurds, Department of Politics and Sociology

University of Dohuk2015, 2016
Contemporary History of Turkey and Iran, MA. program,Department of History                            University of Dohuk2013, 2014
Modern History of Turkey, MA.University of Salahaddeen2014
Modern History of Turkey, MA.University of Zakhu2014, 2015
Modern History of Turkey, College of ArtsUniversity of Dohuk

2005, 2006, 2007, 2008,

2009

Kurdology, College of Arts,

Department of English

University of Dohuk2005, 2006

  • ·      Instability in the Middle East is not the Kurds' fault, Al Jazeera English, 26 Nov 2017. LA
  • ·       PARABOLA DEL KURDISTAN VISTA DA ARBĪL, Limes, rivista italiana di geopolitica, 7/ 2017.
  • ·       US, Turkey and the war on PKK – Arnold Bergstraesser Institute, November 22 – December 3, 2011.

  • ·       The implications of Last Syrian Refugees Wave to KRG for the future of Syrian-Kurdistan – Institute for Research and Development/Kurdistan, Erbil, September 7, 2013
  • ·       Turkey, Kurds, and Middle East an Analyzing Research – Senteri Twejinewe (Center for research), Mukrayani Foundation Press, Winter 2010
  • ·       Education as an Instrument of Policy: Turkish Schools and Educational Institutions in KRG – Presentation on education, Symposium: EU-Kurdem im europaischen context (EU-Kurds in European context) NAVEND,       Center for Kurdish Studies, Bonn, Germany, May 2011
  • ·       Report on America, Turkey and War on PKK, (1984 – 1999) – Arnold Bergstraesser Institute, Freiburg Germany, Nov. 2011
  • ·       Turkish Military Threads Against Iraqi Kurdistan: Faces and Background – [KRG website: , ’16:14:05, Nov 4th, 2007]

  1. RESEARCH PROJECTS and Grants
  2. ·       Researcher, “Insurgent Strategic Decision-Making In the Kurdistan Region”, The RAND Corporation, June and July 2018.
  3. ·       Principle investigator, “After the Last “Firman”: Victimhood, Survival and Societal Transformation among the Yazidis”, London School of Economics (LSE) and University of Central Florida (UCF), April 2018-May 2019.
  4. ·       Team Leader, “Security Sector Reform in the Kurdistan Regional Government”, Harvard Business School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, July 2017.
  5. ·       Researcher, “Peace-building, Gender and Social Connections in Kurdistan, targeting Yazidi Community”, Queen Margaret University, AUK, 1-12 October 2016.
  6. ·       Supervisor, “Survey on the KRG’s Independence Referendum in Sinjar”, Center for Peace and Human Security (CPHS), American University of Kurdistan, August 2016.

  7. ·       Supervisor, “Survey on the KRG’s Independence Referendum in Duhok and Nineveh provinces”, Institute of Media & Political Research (IMPR) and Center for Peace and Human Security (CPHS), American University of Kurdistan. July – August 2016.
  8. ·       Researcher with Dr. Bahar Baser, “Return Migration to Iraqi Kurdistan”, Coventry University, April- May 2016.

  • INTERVIEWS IN NEWSPAPERS:
  1. I’ve been giving statements and interviews to deferent international and national newspaper and news agencies concerning Kurdish and ME affairs, such as: VOA, , Sky news Arabia, DW, Rudaw, Bugun, Radio Sawa, Kurdistan 24, TRT, the National.

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