K.Matin "Kurds and the Middle East Crisis" - 2016 11 08

Kurds’s heroic resistance against ISIS have brought them into the limelight of the world politics over the last decade. Kurdish freedom movement has however a much longer history. 

In this lecture assoc. prof. Kamran Matin introduced the historical contours of the Kurds' struggles for national and cultural recognition and their uneven evolution as well as Kurdish movements' competing political projects set in the context of the complex geo-political and geo-strategic dynamics of the region. He argued that Kurds might have the key to the solution of the Middle East crisis and the cycle of violence and authoritarianism that has marked the region’s modern history. 

The lecture was followed by a Q&A session which was moderated by dr. Ieva Koreivaitė.

This event was organised by Asian, African and Latin American Studies Centre (AALA) at IIRPS VU.

More photographs from the lecture you can find here. 

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