The Iraqi Arabic - Kurdish Dialog at KOU

Koya University hosted a 3 days confernce on the Iraqi Arabic - Kurdish dialog 28-30 April 2019. Many important figures participated. The covrage of these days are linked below to youtube video casts. 

Events of the first day 28th April 2019

9:30 – 10:00 am - Reception of the Guests 

10:00 – 10:45 am - Opening Speech 

  • Speech of the Minister of Higher Education / Kurdistan Region
  • Speech of the President of the University of Baghdad
  • Speech of the President of the University of Koya
  • Speech of the Organizing Committee

5–10 minutes - A documentary film about the biography of both departed Hadi Al-Alawi and Faleh Abdul Jabbar. 

10:45 – 11:00 am Coffee Break.

11:00 – 1:00   pm - First debate session.

By: Mr. Stran Abdullah moderated the discussion session: (Kurdish Arab dialogue after the referendum). 


  • Mr. Adnan Mufti
  • Prof. Dr.Mohammed Ihsan
  • Dr. Ali al-Adeeb
  • Prof. Raed Fahmy

1:00 - 2.30 pm - Lunch break 

3:00 – 5:00 pm - Evening lectures 

Managed by Dr. Salah Al – Jabri (The concept of dialogue: how and in which way) (A)

  • Prof. Dr. Amal Qarami: Can the establishment of individual freedoms be a gateway to coexistence?
  • Prof. Dr. Sherzad Ahmed Ami Alnajjar: Dialogue of cultures and values of democracy and human rights.
  • Prof. Dr. Ghazi Faisal Hassi: Equal Dialogue and the Principle of the Right of Peoples in a Report.
  • Dr. Khaled Shweikat: Arab / Kurdish dialogue: Magharebia's point of view.

 Evening lectures 3:00 – 5:00 p.m

Managed by Dr. Hadi Al-Attabi (The concept of dialogue: how and in which way) (B)

  • Dr. Ali Al-Rubaie: Dialogue for Recognition. 
  • Prof. Dr. Akil al-Kikani: The Iraqi dialogue is an elite consciousness and the role of the Public 
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Ayoub Abu Dayya: Ruling on Religion, Secularism and Equality: The Justice of Coexistence or Integration? 
  • Prof. Dr. Ezzeddine Inayat: The requirements of pluralism and the constraints of the world order: the Arabs and the difficult path.

 Events of the second day 29th April 2019

 9:30 - 11:30 am - Second discussion session 

The session will be moderated by Ms. Nermeen Othman (horizons for the regional Kurdish dialogue).


  • Prof. Dr. Abdelhassy Shaaban
  • Prof. Abdulrahman Al Rashed 
  • Prof. Fred Assasser 
  • Assist Prof. Dr. Serbst Naby

 11:30- 11:45 Coffee Breaks

Lectures 11:45 – 1:45 pm

Conducted by Dr. Hassan Nazem (Experiences and attitudes) A

  • Prof. Dr. Abdel Fattah Ali Botani: A historical reading in the first Arab Kurdish dialogue in Cairo.
  • Dr. Kawa Mahmoud: Seeking Coexistence.
  • Dr. Kadhim Habib: Has the Kurdish issue witnessed a rational dialogue over the past decades?

Lectures 11:45 – 1:45 pm

  • Conducted by Dr. Shuan Omar Khadr (Experiences and attitudes) B
  • Assist Prof. Dr. Maher Abdel Wahid Aziz - University of Salahaddin: visions of Iraqi intellectuals on co-existence.
  • Prof. Dr. Taysir Abdul-Jabbar Al-Alusi: Unity in Diversity and Answers to Fate and Freedom, The Iraqi Issue is a Model.
  • Prof. Omar Sheikhamos: New approaches to the Arab-Kurdish dialogue.

1:45 – 3:30 pm   Lunch Break

3:30 – 5:30 - Evening lectures

Managed by Dr. Haider Lashakri (Arab / Kurdish dialogue in Syrian Dimension).

  • Dr. Azad Ahmed Ali: The Defined Context for Arab - Kurdish Dialogue.
  • Prof. Dr. Bassam Awil: The Iraqi model is an introduction and a method for resolving the Kurdish issue in Syria.
  • Dr. Thaer Deeb: The Kurdish issue in recent years and the horizons of the Arab-Kurdish dialogue.
  • Dr. Sami al-Khaymi: aspirations for a better future for the Syrian Kurds. Arab point of view.

Events of the third and final day 30th April 2019

9:30 – 11:30 Morning lectures

Administered by Dr. Mahmoud al-Qaisi (Iraqi readings - intellectuals, literature and the other).

  • Dr. Hassan Nazem: Literature and the others.
  • Prof. Dr. Diaa Abdel-Razzaq Ayoub: The last Image in the mirror of the modern Arab poetry - Kurds model.
  • Assist Prof. Dr. Hoshyar Zaki: The other in the thought of the global intellectual Hadi Al-Alawi, the Kurdish model.
  • Prof. Ali Kazem Al-Rafi'i: Intellectual and biased towards the issue of justice.

Morning break 11:30 – 11:45 am

11:45 am - 12:45 pm - Closing Ceremony 

Distribution of certificates

Recommendations and Closing Remarks

Further details please see the lins below

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