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Wednesday, March, 15, 2023

Sulaimani Security Forum 2023, Sulaimani, Iraq

On March 15 and 16, 2023, the Institute of Regional and International Studies (IRIS) at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) will host its seventh annual Sulaimani Forum. The Sulaimani Forum has become the premier platform for dialogue on the complex policy challenges facing Iraq and the broader Middle East region. As in previous years, the Forum will bring together globally recognized policymakers, diplomats, scholars, and journalists from across the world. The event is widely covered by regional and international media. This year’s event will emphasize three central themes:

Iraq 20 Years After the Invasion of 2003
The Impact of the Ukraine War on Iraq and MENA
Climate Change and Water Scarcity
About the Forum: The Sulaimani Forum was founded in 2013 as the first policy-oriented event in Iraq to convene globally recognized thought leaders and decision makers. The Forum has featured Iraq’s heads of state and government as well as high-level officials from regional countries, Europe, and the United States. The programs from previous years can be found here.

About IRIS: The Institute of Regional and International Studies (IRIS) at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) is committed to rigorous research and effective policy development in Iraq and the Middle East region. Building upon the University’s broader educational mission, IRIS builds the skills and capacity of researchers, policymakers, and leaders towards the aim of leveraging policy research into political and social change. More information on IRIS’ programs and events can be found here.

Inquiries: Please contact the IRIS team at sulaimani.forum@auis.edu.krd.

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