Kurdistan High Representative to speak at Leeds Met
Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman will visit the Rose Bowl and talk to Politics and Applied Global Ethics (PAGE) students about her role as the High Representative to the United Kingdom of a forward-looking emerging democracy, which saw its first free elections in 1992. The Kurdistan Regional Government's aim is to build a federal, pluralistic, democratic and united Iraq.
Key to Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman's role is strengthening ties between the Kurdistan Region and the UK, encouraging investment to support the revival and stability of Kurdistan and Iraq, and increasing exchanges in education, culture, sport and humanitarianism. Working with leading British trade associations, Ms Abdul Rahman pioneered trade missions from the UK to the Kurdistan Region.
Dr Mark Langan, Course Leader for the MA International Relations and MA International Political Economy courses at Leeds Met, commented: "I am delighted to be able to welcome the High Representative to give a guest talk at Leeds Metropolitan University. The event will allow our students to learn more about the Kurdistan Region and its position with the federal Iraq and the broader Middle East.
"This follows on from a recent successful visit from Politics lecturer, Dr John Willott, to the Kurdistan Region, to build research links with universities there and to talk with representatives about our postgraduate courses in International Relations, Peace and Development, and International Political Economy. I would also like to thank our current postgraduate students who helped to organise this exciting event."