Marsin Alshamary, PhD Candidate in Comparative Politics and International Relations at MIT. Photo: Greg Reichberg

​On 2-4 February, PRIO co-organized a conference in Kyrenia (north Cyprus) titled Youth in Iraq: Developing Capacities for Active Citizenship. Iraqis from different regions, political orientations, and religious communities attended the event, along with participants from Cyprus, Norway, Switzerland, and the United States.

​The Kalima Center for Dialogue and Cooperation (Najaf) and the Center for the Study of Islam and the Middle East (Washington, D.C.) were PRIO's partners in convening the conference, which was supported by grants from the Norwegian Foreign Ministry and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. 

Participants of the Youth in Iraq conference. 

Present PRIO staff included Harry Tzimitras, Director of the PRIO Cyprus Centre, Greg Reichberg, Trond Bakkevig, and Covadonga Morales Bertrand.