New Insights on Kurdistan on the Eve of the Kurdish New Year

Friday, March 18, 2022 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Language Policy, Poetry, Music, Fitness, and Film

Join the Kurdish Political Studies Program and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures as we celebrate the Kurdish New Year. There will be a panel, poetry, music and a documentary screening sharing new insights on Kurdistan. There will also be refreshments served.


11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Panel

Jaffer Sheyholislami, Ph.D.

Professor, Carleton University (Canada)

“Linguistic Human Rights in Kurdistan: Denial or Recognition?"


Diana P. Hatchett, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor, The University of the South (Sewanee: Tennessee)

"Exercising Sovereignties and Shaping Identities in Iraqi Kurdistan's Fitness Industry."

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: Break

 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Poetry Readings & Music


2:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Documentary Screening
Kim Polo (Writer), and Jose Polo-Cueto (Star):

Don't Forget Them (2020), Director: Kamaran Karym



Tyler Fisher, Ph.D. Associate Professor, UCF

Haidar Khezri, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, UCF

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