Lecture to highlight humanitarian cost of the war against IS in Iraq

Posted by rmt22 at Feb 20, 2017 11:47 AM |
Our School of History, Politics and International Relations continues its Public Lecture Series with a guest lecture by two specially invited guests.

The lecture, which is titled Iraq Casualties of the War against IS: Treatment and Prevention, will be held on Friday 24 February in the Ken Edwards Ground Floor Lecture Theatre 2 from 4-6pm.

We are extremely proud to be able to welcome His Excellency Dr Saleh Husain the Iraqi Ambassador in London, and Specialist Surgeon for the International Red Cross Professor Deiary Kader who will both be discussing the effect of the war against the Islamic State in Iraq through a humanitarian lens.

The discussion will cover the Iraqi Government’s preventive policy vis-à-vis the increasing number of displaced populations and refugees, and assess this prolonged war’s casualties. It will be introduced by Registrar and Chief Operating Officer Dave Hall.

The event is coordinated by Dr Charountaki Marianna, a Lecturer in International Relations and Kurdish Politics, who argues that: “The large influx of Syrian refugees to Iraq and mostly the Kurdistan Region, severe casualties in the war against the Islamic State, and the increasing number of internally displaced people (IDPs) as well as returnees indicate an alarming situation in dire need of humanitarian assistance. The international community’s aid to Iraq including the Kurdistan Region in this humanitarian emergency is vitally important.”

To book your place at the talk please email jps40@leicester.ac.uk expressing your interest.

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