Mr. Salih Muslim, head ofthe Syrian Kurdish political party (PYD), unfortunately has had to cancel hisattendance due to unforeseen circumstances. The seminar is postponedindefinitely, but we hope to be able to invite you again soon.


The group that calls itself 'the Islamic State' (IS) is typically viewed as a threat to Iraq and Syria, but they also threaten Kurdish polities and populations.

At this lunch seminar, Salih Muslim, head of the main Syrian Kurdish political party (PYD) and a key figure in the Syrian political landscape, will share his views on the conflict.

Also present are Trude Falck from the Norwegian People's Aid, and Erlend Paasche from PRIO.

11:30-12:00 Lunch

12:00-13:00 Presentations: Salih Muslim (PYD) on Syrian Kurdistan, Erlend Paasche (PRIO) on Iraqi Kurdistan, and Trude Falck (NPA) on humanitarian needs.

13:00-13:30 Questions and discussion

Key topics

•What happens on the Kurdish frontlines?

•Has the time come for Kurdish independence?

•What are the humanitarian implications?