Wednesday 15, 2017 - The Consul General of the Netherlands to Erbil, Janet Alberda, visited the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) for an exclusive roundtable discussion with students. The event served as an open debate for students to ask questions and talk freely about the Netherlands’ and the European Union’s missions in Iraq. The discussions were mainly centered on topics like migration, politics, demining, economic reform and education. Consul General Alberda, also asked students questions about their future plans in an attempt to understand the youth’s points of view on the democratic system, migration, freedom of speech, and transparency in Iraq and its Kurdistan Region. The talk proved very fruitful and engaging, and AUIS hopes to hold similar discussions in the future.