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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Norwich to host Kurdish representative to the US

For Immediate Release
April 5, 2011

Contact: Daphne Larkin
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Norwich University’s School of Graduate and Continuing Studies (SGCS) and the Vermont Council on World Affairs will host Qubad Talabani, representative of the Kurdish Regional Government of Iraq to the US on Tuesday, April 12 at 12 p.m. in the Kreitzberg Library Multi-Purpose Room.

Talabani, the son of Iraq’s president, Jalal Talabani, will speak on “The future of the Kurds in Kurdistan.”

“The Kurdish people make up a major minority group within the Iraqi state and are a key figure in the future economic development of Iraq and in the fight against radical fundamentalism within Islam,” said Hal Kearsley, associate dean of SGCS. “Above all others, this region of Iraq has made the greatest strides toward democracy and a stable governing system. Mr. Talabani will shed unique light on this vital regional partner.”

This event is free and open to the public.


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