Watch a live webcast Thursday on how the Kurdish factor is influencing the region's most pressing challenges, from Syria to Iraq to Turkey to Iran.
Kurdish-populated regions are a geopolitical keystone connecting the many parts of the Near East that dominate today's headlines, from Syria to Iraq to Turkey and Iran.
To discuss the Kurdish factor in the region's most pressing challenges, The Washington Institute is pleased to host a Policy Forum luncheon with Michael Knights and David Pollock, who will provide fresh on-the-ground views gathered during their recent visits to the region.
Michael Knights, a Lafer Fellow with the Institute, has worked extensively in Iraq as an advisor to local governments, security forces, and foreign investors. He has just returned from two weeks traveling throughout the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and Kirkuk.
David Pollock is the Kaufman Fellow at the Institute, focusing on the political dynamics of Middle Eastern countries. He served previously in several State Department policy advisory positions, including four years as regional expert on the secretary of state's Policy Planning Staff. He has traveled widely in the region, including recent visits to Azerbaijan and Iraqi Kurdistan.
Request an invitation to attend this event in Washington, DC, or make plans to watch live online starting at 12:30 p.m. EST on Thursday, November 14, 2013.
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