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The Kurdish Quest for Statehood

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

There are 25 million Kurds throughout the world; they’re the world’s largest ethnic group without a nation. Quil Lawrence writes about the long Kurdish struggle for statehood and its place in Middle Eastern politics in Invisible Nation: How the Kurds' Quest for Statehood Is Shaping Iraq and the Middle East.

Events: Quil Lawrence will be speaking and signing books
Tuesday, April 22 at 2:30 pm
Columbia University
International Affairs Building, Room 1512
420 West 118th Street (at Morningside Drive)

Quil Lawrence will be speaking and signing books
Tuesday, April 22 at 5:30 pm
Carnegie Council
170 East 64th Street (between 3rd and Lexington Avenues)

Guests:

Quil Lawrence

Comments [4]

Hajan from NJ

The Kurds are currently being used by the Americans. That is a well known subject in the international arena. What will happen after the US withdraws from Iraq is the main question that should be asked...

Apr. 23 2008 11:59 AM
talat from Alanya, Turkey

To plunder the petroleum :
1. first you need a state to deal
with and legitimacy.
2. After the last barrel of petroleum is finished
the ethnic kurds will be left with the larger regional
people.....
3. Will the American citizens foot the bill both
in lives and money for the next 80-120 years?

Apr. 22 2008 09:34 PM
hjs from 11211

kurds are Iranian-speaking (but not iranian just like spainish are not italian)

Apr. 22 2008 01:36 PM
Pavel Gurvich from Norwalk, CT

Can anybody explain me why Palestians who assert their national identity only 40 years ago have right for their own state while Kurds who exists as a nation for at least thousand years do not have the same right?

Apr. 22 2008 01:33 PM

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