The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Representative to the United States Bayan Sami Abdulrahman visited the University of Kurdistan Hewler (UKH) on Monday 22 November 2021 and delivered a lecture entitled “The Envoy: Keeping Kurdistan in the Spotlight and Winning Friends and Allies”.
The lecture was attended by diplomats, government officials, UKH faculty, students and alumni. UKH President Bill Rammell welcomed the guests and Bayan Sami in his opening remarks and expressed his happiness in having Bayan at UKH. He also referred to her experience and the effective efforts she has made in the Kurdistan Region’s diplomacy mission.
In her lecture, Bayan gave an overview of her background as well as details on how KRG diplomacy works, especially in the west. “A diplomat should be persistent, consistent and credible” she said. She also shed the light on different aspect of diplomacy such as commercial diplomacy, cultural diplomacy, military ties, environmental diplomacy, diplomatic support and dialogue, the role of diaspora and shared values between nations.