Academic Course Calendar - UPEACE Institute January - 2016 - 2017

Courses and Teachers
2016 - 2017 - UPEACE Institute January
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Courses Teacher Credits # Weeks Dates
The Kurds between Past and Present Genocides in Iraq: Fresh Hopes or New Tragedies?
María Rita Corticelli

Mohammed Ihsan

3 credits
3 weeks
9-13 Jan 2017
8:45am - 11:45am. At Classroom #1

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This course introduces students to the struggles of Kurds in the context of genocides committed against them in the past as well as in the current ongoing conflict against ISIS. It explores the Kurdish national movement and its prospects and challenges. At the end of the course, the students will have an understanding of the history of the Kurds in the Middle East with specific emphasis on the Kurds of Iraq from the birth of Kurdish nationalism to the present day. The first session will offer an overview of the history of the Kurds and their relation with the succeeding Iraqi governments. The second session will cover the history of genocides in Iraq against the Kurds and other minorities exploring the causes and the consequences for the political and social stability of the area. The third session will focus on the heritage that this culture of violence has created in the area and the genocides committed by ISIS. The fourth session will discuss the future of Iraq and the Kurds in the context of the Middle East. The last session will explore which is the future of Iraq as a country after the liberation of Mosul and the new balance of power born from the end of the war with ISIS and the definitive collapse of the order established in 1916 with the Sykes-Picot Agreement.

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