Sarwah Abdulwahed Qadir: The Future of Iraqi Kurdistan
In 2014, Sarwah won a seat in the Iraqi Parliament as a member of the Goran (Change) party. Defending women's rights and democracy in Kurdistan and the Iraqi Parliament, Sarwah recently became the head of the Goran party bloc in parliament. She will talk about the Kurdish independence referendum, women's rights, and suffering under ISIS.
End of Christianity in the Cradle of Christendom?: A Report from Northern Iraq after ISIS
Recently returned from northern Iraq, Congressman Frank Wolf was widely acknowledged as the "conscience" of the Congress during his long service in the House of Representatives. First elected in 1980, he left Congress at the end of his 17th term in 2015 to focus exclusively on human rights and religious freedom.
The Drivers of Russian Strategy in the Middle East
Ilan Berman is Senior Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council. An expert on regional security in the Middle East, Central Asia, and Russia, he has consulted for both the Central Intelligence Agency and the Defense Department, and provided assistance on foreign policy and national security issues to a range of government agencies.