The Free Yezidi Foundation and the Wilson Center - Middle East Program are co-hosting the following panel: Yezidis in Iraq & Syria: Genocide, Recovery & Geopolitical Challenges.
DATE & TIME
The Biden Administration must develop policies for Iraq and Syria that prioritize Yezidi and minority rights and must ensure that Yezidis do not suffer persecution and further marginalization even after the military defeat of ISIS. This panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities for Yezidis, the geopolitical terrain, and possible paths forward for the United States.
James F. Jeffrey
Chair of the Middle East Program; Former ambassador to Iraq and Turkey, and Special Envoy to the Global Coalition To Defeat ISIS
Amy Austin Holmes
Public Policy fellow and former Visiting Scholar at Harvard University
Executive Director, Free Yezidi Foundation
Co-Founder and President of Sinjar Academy; Co-Founder and Former Director of Yazda
Commissioner of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF)
Moderator: Merissa Khurma
Program Director, Middle East Program