Events at USIP

Iraqi Minorities’ Views on the Possibilities for Peace and Stability

June 22, 2021

On June 17, USIP hosted a discussion on the latest findings from USIP’s Iraq Conflict and Stabilization Monitoring Framework, which collects data directly from conflict-affected communities across Nineveh province. The conversation shed light on the current reality of Iraq’s ethnic and religious minorities, as well as the challenges to their safe and sustainable return, signs of progress and the implications of Iraq’s upcoming national elections in October. This event was livestreamed in English and Arabic.


Mike Yaffe, opening remarks 
Vice President, Middle East and North Africa, U.S. Institute of Peace 

Osama Gharizi
Senior Program Advisor, Iraq, U.S. Institute of Peace

Negina Sawez 
Team Lead, Middle East and North Africa Programs, State Department Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

Adad Youssef 
Chairman, Board of Directors, Alliance of Iraqi Minorities

Sarhang Hamasaeed, moderator
Director, Middle East Programs, U.S. Institute of Peace


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