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Please join the Atlantic Council’s Iraq Initiative and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative on Monday, November 16 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm ET presenting a timely survey which offers a snapshot of the perceptions and attitudes in northern Iraq about peace and justice within communities affected by the conflict with the Islamic State (IS). The discussion will feature Abulrazzaq Al-Saiedi, research manager, Iraq country expert and policy advisor at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Abbas Kadhim, director of the Iraq Initiative at the Atlantic Council, Phuong Pham, director of evaluation and implementation science at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Patrick Vinck, research director at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, and moderated by Kirsten Fontenrose, director of the Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative at the Atlantic Council. 

The report (available in Arabic) by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s Peace and Human Rights Data Program, details how northern Iraqi communities targeted by the Islamic State (IS) are denied justice. Based on 5,213 interviews conducted in 2019 among a representative sample of internally displaced persons in northern Iraq and residents of the city of Mosul and surrounding areas, the research documents a severe lack of trust in official institutions, particularly in the Government of Iraq itself, stemming in large part from the belief that these institutions do not act in the best interest of the population.

A Zoom link will be sent to those who register. The event is open to press and on the record. 

A conversation with

Abulrazzaq Al-Saiedi
Research Manager, Iraq Country Expert, and Policy Advisor
Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

Abbas Kadhim
Director, Iraq Initiative
Atlantic Council

Phuong Pham
Director of Evaluation and Implementation Science
Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

Patrick Vinck
Research Director
Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

Moderated by

Kirsten Fontenrose
Director, Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative
Atlantic Council