A Discussion with Sayyid Jawad Al-Khoei

On April 12, 2016, IRIS and AUIS hosted a roundtable discussion with Sayyid Jawad Al-Khoei, Secretary General of the Al Khoei Institute in Najaf, about the current role of Najaf, the Marjayia in Iraq and the Middle East region. As a vocal champion of interfaith dialogue and the UNESCO Chair... Read More

Economic Recession in the KRI

On October 22nd 2015, the Institute of Regional and International Studies (IRIS) at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) hosted a roundtable discussion on the economic crisis in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) led by non-resident IRIS Fellow, Dr. Mark DeWeaver. Read More

"Threat of ISIS in Iraq"

On July 31, 2015, IRIS co-hosted an event at the DC-based Stimson Center titled “ Threat of ISIS in Iraq: Views from the Ground”. AUIS graduates from Iraq, the KRI, and disputed territories joined through video links. The panel in DC featured Christine van den Toorn, Director of IRIS, Bilal... Read More