Dr Muslih Mustafa, President of Soran University and Dr Nahro Zagros, Vice President for Scientific Affairs, visited the United States on the 29th October 2015 after receiving an official invitation from the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) to attend their conference in Washington. As part of their programme, they visited the renowned anthropologist Prof. Ralph Solecki in New Jersey.
When Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul, fell to Islamic State (IS) in June 2014, the aspiring caliphate stepped up its campaign to expand and consolidate its control over the region. It did this in part by trying to exterminate the thinly protected enclaves of assorted ethnic and religious groups on the Nineveh Plains.
On the 16th June 2015, a delegation led by Dr Muslih Mustafa, President of Soran University and all three Vice Presidents, as well as a number of Soran University staff – visited the frontlines of the Peshmerga forces on the Bashik Front. This visit was part of Soran University’s campaign of support for the Peshmerga forces that defend the stability and security of Kurdistan. The delegation handed the Peshmerga forces material help donated by Soran University staff.
Dr Farangis Ghaderi, Director of Soran University’s recently-founded Kurdistan Centre for Gender Studies, has recently attended two international conferences.
More than forty participants attended the workshop to launch the first Gender Studies Department in the Kurdistan Region, held at the Chwarchra Hotel in Erbil on the 4th June. The department, based at Soran University, has been initiated in collaboration with, and supported by, UN Women, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) High Council for Women’s Affairs (KRGHCWA) as well as the Presidency of Soran University.
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