Breaking the Impasse: The Baghdad-Erbil Budget Divide

On May 20, 2021 IRIS hosted a public webinar with Ahmed Tabaqchali (Senior Fellow, IRIS), Megan...

Monday, May 24, 2021 - 18:15

The Politics of Displacement in Iraq

On March 3, 2021 IRIS and Chatham House held a webinar discussion entitled "The Politics of...

Humanitarian Perspectives on Protection Challenges in Post-Conflict Iraq

On February 16, 2021, IRIS hosted a virtual roundtable discussion with Douglas Jennings, Sub-...

Iraq-EU Relations: Stabilisation, Reconstruction & Security

On December 1, 2020 IRIS held a webinar entitled "Iraq-EU Relations: Stabilisation, Reconstruction...

Iraq-US Relations Under Trump or Biden Administrations

On October 26, 2020 IRIS held a webinar entitled “ Iraq-US Relations Under Trump or Biden...

Iraq-Turkey Relations Amidst Regional Tensions

On September 30, 2020 IRIS held a webinar entitled " Iraq-Turkey Relations Amidst Regional Tensions...

Will Iraq Hold Early Elections? Reform at the Ballot Box

On July 13, 2020 IRIS held a webinar entitled " Will Iraq Hold Early Elections? Reform at the...

Accountability after Iraq's Protests: The Path Forward to Address Violence & Human Rights Violations

On June 17, 2020 IRIS held a webinar entitled " Accountability after Iraq’s Protests: The Path...

Erbil-Baghdad Budget Crisis: Political and Economic Implications for the Kurdish Region

On May 21, 2020 IRIS held a webinar entitled “ Erbil-Baghdad Budget Crisis: Political and Economic...

Iraq's Electricity Challenges: US Sanctions, Iran, and the Future of Energy

On April 30, 2020 IRIS held a webina r entitled “ Iraq's Electricity Challenges: US Sanctions, Iran...

Iraq’s Economy: Spotlight on Oil and Gas

On April 20, 2020, IRIS held a webinar entitled Iraq’s Economy: Spotlight on Oil and Gas . The...

The Coronavirus: A Challenge for Local & Regional Health Policy

On February 27, 2020 IRIS hosted Dr Nawroz Saeed, the Manager of the response to Coronavirus in...

The Political Economy and Economic Decision Making of Iraqi IDPs

On February 17, 2020, IRIS hosted a policy roundtable discussion with Joshua Stacey of Social...

The Failure of Reconstruction in Iraq: Spotlight on Mosul

On November 25, 2019, IRIS hosted a panel discussion with Abdulaziz Jarba of Al-Tahreer Association...

Monday, November 25, 2019 - 19:30

Iraq Protests: State Violence and The Challenge of Reform

On November 11, 2019, IRIS hosted a roundtable discussion with Simona Foltyn of France 24 English,...

Monday, November 11, 2019 - 16:45

Can Community Policing Increase State Legitimacy? Preliminary Findings from Iraq

On November 6, 2019, IRIS hosted a roundtable discussion with Robina Fellow at Yale Law School, Dr...

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 16:30

The Protest Movement: Causes and Consequences

On October 8, 2019, IRIS hosted a roundtable discussion with IRIS staff Dr. Mac Skelton, Zainab...

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 18:30

A Conversation with NED VP Brian Joseph

On September 19, 2019, IRIS hosted a roundtable discussion with Brian Joseph of the National...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 13:30

The ISIS Occupation of Mosul: Causes and Consequences - A Roundtable Discussion with Abdulaziz Al Jarba

On September 16, 2019, IRIS hosted a roundtable discussion with Abdulaziz Al Jarba of the Al-...

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 13:15

IRIS Hosts Second Class of Iraq Leadership Fellows (ILF)

On October 21-23, 2018, The Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) at the American...

Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 23:45

Rebuilding the State: Reconstruction, Centre-Periphery Relations, & Civil Society

Hosted at the University of Mosul on June 17, 2019, this panel discussed the challenges to...

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 22:30

Iraq’s Crisis of Governance after the Basra Protests

On June 6, 2019 in Washington, DC, The Middle East Institute (MEI) and the Institute of Regional...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 21:45

Rebuilding the Iraqi State - Spotlight on Basra

On April 16, 2019 The Institute of Regional and International Studies (IRIS) at AUIS hosted a...

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 21:00

Dr. Clifford Shultz on Sustainable Peace

On Thursday, March 7, 2019 IRIS hosted Dr. Clifford Schultz, Professor of Marketing at Loyola...

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 15:15

Peace-Building and Conflict Resolution with Rahman Aljebouri

On Wednesday, February 13, IRIS hosted Rahman Aljebouri, the current president of the Political...

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 14:30

Sulaimani Forum 2019

Below are links of the program, livestream video, and photos of the event: Access the program of...

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 23:15

IRIS Hosts Mosulgraphy Photographer Ali Al Baroodi

On Thursday, November 15, 2018 IRIS hosted a discussion with Mosulgraphy photographer Ali Al...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 01:15

The Kurds After the ‘Caliphate:’ How the Decline of ISIS Has Impacted the Kurds of Iraq and Syria

On Sunday, November 4, 2018, IRIS Fellow and King’s College PhD candidate John Holland-McCowan,...

Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 01:00

Political Speechwriting and US Foreign Policy: A Conversation with Daniel Benaim

On Wednesday, October 24, 2018 IRIS hosted Daniel Benaim, a former speechwriter in the White House...

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 00:45

The United Nations, Peacebuilding, and the Middle East

On Tuesday, October 19, IRIS hosted Dr. Peter Bartu for a discussion on the United Nations,...

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 00:45

Open Discussion with Yara Salem, World Bank Special Representative to Iraq

On Wednesday, October 17, 2018 IRIS and the AUIS Entrepreneurship Initiative hosted an open...

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 00:45

Open Discussion: The Rise of Populism in Europe and the Middle East

On Wednesday, September 12, 2018 IRIS Fellow and London School of Economics PhD candidate Nicola...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 00:45

From Protests to Elections: What's Next for Iraq and the Kurdistan Region?

Panelists: Akeel Abbas , American University of Iraq, Sulaimani Zmkan Ali Saleem , Institute of...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 17:30

IRIS Hosts Third Iraq Leadership Fellows Workshop

The Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) at AUIS hosted the third session of the...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 19:45

IRIS Hosts Second Session of Iraq Leadership Fellows (ILF)

The Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) hosted the second session of the Iraq...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 19:15

IRIS and KAS Launch Iraq Leadership Fellows Program

In cooperation with the Syria/Iraq Office of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, the Institute of Regional...

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 19:00

AUIS Partners with CIPE on Training for Iraqi Academics

The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS), in partnership with the Center for International...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 18:00

AUIS Hosts Leadership Academy Training for Iraqi Professionals

The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) hosted the first class of the Leadership Academy...

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 18:00

IRIS Dialogues | "Iraq's Economy in Transition"

On Sunday, March 11, IRIS hosted the inaugural IRIS Dialogues titled “Iraq’s Economy in Transition...

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 20:45

IRIS Hosts Professor Aisha Ahmad for a Workshop on Social Science Research Design and Methodology

On Thursday, April 17, 2018, IRIS hosted a workshop by Assistant Professor Aisha Ahmad from the...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 21:30

IRIS Supports Civic Education with the Independent High Electoral Commission

On Thursday April 5, IRIS hosted a presentation and roundtable led by the Independent High...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 21:45

IRIS Hosts U.S. Consul General in Erbil, Ken Gross

On November 28, 2017, IRIS hosted the United States Consul General in Erbil, Ken Gross, at an event...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 14:45

IRIS hosts EU diplomatic representation in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

On November 14, 2017, IRIS hosted the European Union (EU) Ambassador to Iraq, Ramon Blecua, and the...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 18:45

AUIS Global Entrepreneurship Week

On November 16, 2017, IRIS hosted an informal discussion and Q & A session with entrepreneurs...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 17:00

Guest Lecture: State-building and Nationalism with Dr. Faleh Jabbar

On September 17, 2017, IRIS hosted a lecture by Dr. Faleh Jabbar on the topics of “State-building...

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 00:00

U.S. & Turkish Foreign Policy, Post-ISIS Iraq & the KRG Referendum on Independence

On September 12, 2017, IRIS hosted a guest lecture on foreign policy perspectives of the Kurdistan...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 19:30

Entrepreneurship in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region

One June 19, 2017, IRIS hosted a workshop entitled “ Barriers and Opportunities for...

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 14:45

Training Course on Humanitarian Response to the Displacement Crisis in the KRI

On May 24 and 25, 2017, LSE Middle East Center , the American University in Dubai , and IRIS held a...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 14:15 to Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 14:15

Policy Roundtable: War, Health, and Refugees in Iraq

On April 27, 2017, IRIS hosted a roundtable entitled “ War, Health, and Refugees in Iraq ,” in...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 11:00 to 16:00

Working Discussion: "What comes after Mosul? Local and national security relationships, and the impact of local or non-state security force proliferation”

On December 15th, 2016, the Institute of Regional and International Studies (IRIS) at the American...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 21:15

War and Healthcare in Iraq: 1980 – 2016

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 21:15

Economic Reforms in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 14:00

A Discussion with Wyatt Roy, Former Australian MP

Australian politician Wyatt Beau Roy, meets AUIS students to discuss his experience as the youngest ever elected MP in Australia and youngest ever Minister in the Commonwealth.

Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 20:45

US Foreign Policy, Selective Engagement, and Stabilization

On September 27, 2016, Dr. Denise Natali, Distinguished Research Fellow at the Institute for...

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 18:30

The KRG-Iran Pipeline: Political theater or game-changer?

On August 15, 2016, IRIS fellow Cameron Bell delivered a lecture on his ongoing research on the KRG...

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 20:45

After ISIS: Politics, Deal-Making, and the Struggle for Iraq’s Future

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 20:00

Understanding and managing intra-state territorial contestation: Iraq's disputed territories in comparative perspective

On May 24 th and 25 th , 2016, the University of Exeter and IRIS hosted a research workshop at the...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 21:15 to Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 21:15

Displacement in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Impact, Response and Options

With the start of the Syrian revolution in 2011, and the rise and expansion of ISIS in 2014, yet...

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 17:15 to Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 17:15

Private Sector Economic Development in the KRG

On May 2 nd , 2016, Dr. Frank R. Gunther, Professor of Economics at Lehigh University in...

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 11:30 to 12:30

A Discussion with Sayyid Jawad Al-Khoei

On April 12, 2016, IRIS and AUIS hosted a roundtable discussion with Sayyid Jawad Al-Khoei,...

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 12:45

Fourth Annual Sulaimani Forum

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 22:15

Ezidis Beyond ISIS

On February 11th 2016, IRIS & The Center for Gender and Development Studies (CGDS) hosted a...

Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 20:15

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.

Monday, October 26, 2015 - 16:15

Implications of Russia's Role for Iraq, KRG

On October 13, 2015, IRIS hosted a panel discussion for AUIS students on the implications of Russia's new involvement in the region for Iraq and the KRG.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 15:45

"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...

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 22:00