Events at USIP

A Conversation with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad

July 1, 2019

Five years after ISIS’ genocidal campaign in Iraq, Yazidis and other religious minorities are struggling to recover from the trauma of occupation and the heinous crimes committed by the terrorist group. On June 28, USIP partnered with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office to host Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad, a leading advocate for survivors of genocide and sexual violence, to discuss her work to help Iraq recover, the plight of the Yazidi people, and stabilization and resilience in the country.

Dr. Michael Yaffe, welcoming remarks
Vice President, Middle East and Africa Center, United States Institute of Peace

Nadia Murad, keynote speaker
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Founder and President of Nadia’s Initiative, and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking

Ambassador Kelley E. Currie
Office of Global Criminal Justice, Department of State

The Honorable Stanley Kao
Representative of Taiwan

Knox Thames
Special Advisor for Religious Minorities in the Near East and South/Central Asia, U.S. Department of State

Sarhang Hamasaeed, moderator
Director, Middle East Programs, United States Institute of Peace

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