• The unfolding of the informal dialogue among the ethnic and religious minority

    The Open Debates #5 attempted to contribute to the unfolding of the informal dialogue among the ethnic and religious minority, representatives, decision-makers, lawmakers, and stakeholders regarding the political participation of the minorities. One of the main goals of the Open Debates is
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  • WOMAN QUOTA IN IRAQ: LIMITING OR SECURING WOMAN POLITICAL PARTICIPATION

    OPEN THINK TANK (OTT) organized its seventh conference under the name of Open Debates 7 in partnership with Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), Syria/Iraq office. The Open Debates is a series of public events such as conference...
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  • OTT member of a cosortium from 12 countries in EU funded a pave project

    We are delighted to announce that OTT will take part in the EU's Horizon 2020 research programme "Preventing and Addressing Violent Extremism through Community Resilience in the Balkan and MENA (PAVE)"
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OPEN DEBATES 6: Return and Recovery of the Yezidi and Christian Minorities in Iraq
Date: June 13, 2019 Venue: the American University of Kurdistan, Duhok Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) Number of Speakers: 12 (9 Panel Speakers and 3 Panel Chairs) Total Number of Participants: 120 registered participants OPEN THINK TANK (OTT) organized its Sixth conference under the name of Open Deb...
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OPEN DEBATES 5: Report and Recommendations
The Open Debates #5 attempted to contribute to the unfolding of the informal dialogue among the ethnic and religious minority, representatives, decision-makers, lawmakers, and stakeholders regarding the political participation of the minorities. One of the main goals of the Open Debates is to disse...
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Leave or Remain in Iraq? Opinions and expectations for an Independent Kurdistan
The referendum for an Independent Kurdistan to be held on 25th of September 2017 is an important issue not only for Iraq but for the entire region and the international community. Despite the results of the upcoming referendum on 25th of September, a deeper discussion has to take place regarding the...
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Whither coexistence in troubled times?
This project was prepared and conducted in partnership between Open Think Tank (NGO based in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq) and Konrad Adenauer-Stiftung Syria/Iraq Office. We hereby thank all the people who took the time to participate in this survey and all the collaborators who contributed to this ...
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Open Debates 4: Applications and Limitations of the Legal and Civil Rights of Ethnic and Religious Minorities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq
August 30, 2017, 09.00 – 16.30 Venue: Rotana Hotel, Gulan Street, Erbil Organizers: Open Think Tank and Konrad Adenauer Foundation Open Think Tank in partnership with Konrad Adenauer Foundation is organizing a one-day event with the title: “Applications and Limitations of the Legal and Civil Ri...
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Open Debates 3: Whither education policy in the Kurdistan region of Iraq?
*Date: May 23rd, 2017 **Venue: Duhok Private Technical Institution, Malta/Duhok – *please see the Map of the Venue at the bottom of this page* OPEN THINK TANK is announcing a new event, organized in partnership with the *GLOBAL EDUCATION Company for Education and Culture Development*. The goal...
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Whither Education Policy in the Kurdista Region of Iraq? Perspectives from teachers and university professors teaching in the city of Duhok
The scope of the survey is to gain a general overview of the perceptions and attitudes of the teaching personnel from the city of Duhok, regarding the education policy in Kurdistan Region of Iraq and the implementation of this policy on the field. The main assumption in choosing this category of res...
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Open Debate 2: Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Lessons and Perspectives from a Year in Crisis
  Get access to the program and report of OPEN Debates 2...
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Open Debate 1: 2014 KRG Year in Crisis: Lessons and Future Perspectives
The OTT conference “2014 KRG Year in Crisis” has attempted to reveal some of the meanings that the refugee crisis of 2015 had for the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Heated discussions brought different points of view, from government, parliament and policy practitioners, to researchers and civil soci...
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