Speaking Engagements






October 6, 2016
“The Kurdish Century: Implications for an independent state, regional stability and countering Islamic Extremism”
Wofford College
Spartanburg, SC

January 21, 2016
Great Decisions Lecture Series: “The Future of Kurdistan”
Georgia Council for International Visitors
Atlanta, GA

May 13, 2015
“My experience in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq”
Moshe Dayan Center: Kurdish Studies Department, Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv, Israel

April 19, 2015
“Iraqi Kurdistan in the News: why should we care?”
Northlake Rotary, First Presbyterian Church
Atlanta, GA

March 4, 2015
Genocide Prevention and Awareness Campaign
GA State Legislature
Atlanta, GA

February 13, 2015
“Human Rights and Genocide Panel” 
International BBYO Convention
Atlanta, GA

December 19, 2014
“Iraq-Kurdish conflict in light of Marooned in Iraq” 
Alif Institute
Atlanta, GA

November 10, 2014
“Mizrahi Music in Israel”
Interview, WREK 91.1FM

October 30, 2014
“Kurdistan In the News”
Northlake Rotary Club, Atlanta, GA

September 29, 2014
“Kurdish Jewish Music and History”
Interview, WREK 91.1FM

September 10, 2014
“The Importance of a Potential Kurdish State for US Foreign Policy”
International House
Charlotte, NC

August 29-September 1, 2014
“Kurdistan: Good for the Jews”
LimmudFest Atlanta + South East

July 2014
“Kurdish Culture and the US and Israel Relations” Points of View Lecture Series
Temple Israel
Charlotte, NC

May 11, 2014
“History of Kurdistan”
Kurdistan Adventures Tour
Erbil, Kurdistan

Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2012
“Jewish-Kurdish Relations: from Antiquity toward the Future”;
“Capitalism, Christianity, and Jews: Marx and Nietzsche,”
LimmudFest Atlanta + South East

March, 2012
“Evangelicals and their support for Israel”
Georgia State University Hillel

Oct. 27, 2010
“Mizrahim, the ‘other’ Jews”
Kennesaw State University Hillel, Kennesaw, GA

Nov. 8, 2010
“Arabic Music”
MESPA Student Organization, Middle East Institute GSU
Atlanta, GA