AUIS Awards

Awards will be given out to students for academic performance and community service in the following categories:  Undergraduate: President's Award, Dean's List, Community Spirit APP: Attendance Awards, Teacher's Awards, Director's Awards, Top Grades Service Learning Program The awards will be followed by an AUIS 10th anniversary photo and student party outside building A.  The event is open to all AUIS community. 

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

The Institute of Regional and International Studies (IRIS) hosted a lecture and discussion with Dr. Faleh Jabbar on "State-building and Nationalism in the Middle East," with particular reference to the recent events here in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.  Dr. Jabbar is one of the leading experts on Iraq, Kurds, Nationalism and has written extensively on these topics. His books include:  The Kurds: Nationalism and Politics The Shi'ite Movement in Iraq  Tribes and Power: Nationalism and Ethnicity in the Middle East Ayatollahs, Sufis and Ideologues A podcast of this talk is now available. Listen on SoundCloud or by clicking on link below:

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

On September 12, 2017, the Institute of Regional and International Studies (IRIS) hosted a guest lecture on foreign policy perspectives of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) referendum for independence. Speakers included Dr. Denise Natali, Distinguished Research Fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at the National Defense University (NDU), Dr. Akeel Abbas, Assistant Professor in the Department of English at AUIS, and Dr. Barin Kayaoglu, Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at AUIS. Read the full discussion on the IRIS website.  A podcast of this discussion will be available soon on the AUIS Soundcloud channel. 

International Peace Day Festival

Come and enjoy an evening of traditional music, art and culture with the Loor Music Group and the Middle East Sustainable Peace Organization (MESPO) on the International Peace Day.  5:00 p.m. - musical performance by Loor Music Group 6:00 p.m. - music, art dsplays, food, and other activities arranged by MESPO The event is open to all AUIS community and invited guests only. About Loor Music Group: Loor is a Kurdish music group based in Sulaimani, and was formed in 2008. All the 12 members of the group are graduates from different music institutions. The group has recorded eight albums, and participated in several music videos other well-known Kurdish singers. The band has held concerts in different European countries, as well as many concerts in the Kurdistan region. The group also performed at the annual Sulaimani Forum dinner earlier this year in March.  About MESPO: MESPO is a youth-led NGO based in Kurdistan working on promoting peace and creating sustainable cultural bridges between the peoples of the Middle East. The organization was founded by AUIS students. 


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