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18th Jun
12th Mar

10 years on, the IYF debates… “Iraq Needs an Iraqi Spring”

Does Iraq need an Iraqi Spring?


On the 10th anniversary of the American invasion of Iraq and just over two years after the start of the Arab spring, the IYF brings to you its most pertinent debate yet.


Do we need an Iraqi spring? Would such an event help or hurt Iraq’s prospects?


Two of the most prominent Iraq-watchers in the UK will be complemented on the panel by our young Iraqi speakers.


Speaker: Dr Toby Dodge (Reader, International Relations Department, London School of Economics)


Speaker: Miss Noor al-Bazzaz (Research Assistant & Acting Campaigner, Amnesty International)


Chair: Mr Hamza Ali (IYF Trustee)


Speaker: Mr Patrick Cockburn (Middle East Correspondent, The Independent)


Speaker: Mr Hayder al-Khoei (Researcher at the Academic Centre for Shi’a Studies)


Entry is free.


We hope to see you all there!


**All opinions expressed at the event are personal unless stated otherwise.**

19th Jul

Two Rivers Dining Club with Professor Kanan Makiya

Another great Two Rivers event.


A very interesting and inspirational member of our community, Prof Makiya shared with us some of his experiences and described his view on the issues of the Iraqi identity.


We had a great mix of attendees, everyone had a great time and indeed enjoyed a fantastic meal served by the Tas Bloomsbury restaurant.



4th Apr

The Iraqi Youth Foundation has a new website!

Welcome to our new website! We hope you like the new design.

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