Yerevan Saeed, PhD
Yerevan Saeed is a lecturer of Political Economy and Conflict Analysis and Resolution at the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH). Dr. Saeed became a UKH faculty member in September 2022 joining the Department of Politics and International Relations at the School of Social Sciences. He is also a research associate at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington and a political analyst who researches and writes on security, political, and energy issues in the Middle East, focusing on Iraq, Turkey, Iran, the Gulf, and the Levant. He has served as White House correspondent for the Kurdish Rudaw TV, and his work has been published in the Washington Institute’s Fikra Forum, the Diplomatic Courier, The New York Times, the London based Majalla magazine, Rudaw, Global Politician, and several Kurdish newspapers. In addition, he has been interviewed by Voice of America, Al-Jazeera English, NPR, CNN, Voice of Russia, al-Hurra, and Kurdish television programs and newspapers. From 2009-13, Dr. Saeed worked with Strategic Forecasting for Global Intelligence; additionally, he worked for several media outlets, including The New York Times, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, BBC, and The Guardian, as a journalist and translator in Iraq from 2003-07.
Saeed holds a Bachelor’s degree in Government from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s degree from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, with a focus on Middle East studies and international negotiation and conflict resolution. He received his Ph.D. from the Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University. He speaks Kurdish and Arabic and has a command of Farsi.
- - PhD at Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, George Mason University, Virginia, USA 2022
- - Master of Arts at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Boston, USA 2013
- - Bachelor of Arts in Government at the University of Texas-Austin, USA, 2009