EVENT PROGRAM

All sessions are scheduled in Eastern Standard Time. All sessions will be conducted in the English language with live interpreters for non-English speakers.

DAY 1

Saturday, November 21, 2020

12:00PM | OPENING KEYNOTES

DAY 2

Sunday, November 22, 2020

11:00AM | PANEL REFLECTION

Strengthening Assyrian Organizing Across the Globe

12:00PM

Remarks from Jon Koriel

Chairman, Assyrian Policy Institute

Ranna Abro

Board Member, Shlama Foundation

12:10PM

Hon. Yonadam Kanna, MP

Member, Iraqi Council of Representatives

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Joey Hood

Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State

12:30PM

Larissa Al-Bazi

Chairwoman, Assyrian Federation of the Netherlands

Savina Dawood

Co-Founder & President, Etuti Institute

Umta Shino

President, Centre for Canadian-Assyrian Relations

Remarks from Hon. Fareed Yacoob, MP

Member, Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament

12:45PM

11:45AM | INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP

Remarks from Hon. Basim Bello

Mayor/Director, Tel Kayf District, Ninewa Governorate

Led by Amanda Slefo

Educator, Evanston Township High School

1:00PM | PANEL DISCUSSION

Breaking the Status Quo: Policy Pathways to a Sustainable Future for Assyrians in Iraq

Hon. Yacoob G. Yaco

Nineveh Plain Defense Fund

Former MP, Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament

Michael Youash, PhD

Independent Scholar

1:30PM | CLOSING REMARKS

Use of participant video encouraged.

ON-DEMAND SESSIONS

More information about the on-demand sessions coming soon.

Reine Hanna

Director, Assyrian Policy Institute

2:00PM | PANEL DISCUSSION

At the Margins: Assyrians in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Mikhael Benjamin

Board Member, Nineveh Center for Minority Rights

Nahrain Rasho

PhD Candidate, University of California, Davis

Daniel Rawand Pols, MD

Ankawa-Based Advocate and Organizer

3:00PM | PANEL DISCUSSION

Calculated Conquest: Understanding the KDP's Strategy in Alqosh

Matthew Barber

PhD Candidate, University of Chicago

Mariam Georgis, PhD

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Political Studies and Mamawipawin: Centre for Indigenous Governance and Community Based Research, University of Manitoba

Athra Kado

Alqosh-Based Educator and Advocate

4:00PM | CLOSING KEYNOTE

Max J. Joseph

Writer and Artist

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