Middle East Research Institute in collaboration with a high-level delegation from the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) organised a roundtable on 04 May 2017.
- Mr Mike Yaffe, Vice President of USIP for the Middle East and Africa Center,
- Osama Gharizi, Country Director for Iraq, USIP
- Dave van Zoonen, Researcher at MERI
- Mohammed Ibrahimi, Director, Sanad for Peace building
The aim was to discuss various pressing issues related to stabilisation, barriers to the return of internally displaced people, reconciliation between and within communities, and forthcoming elections, with the goal of highlighting opportunities for constructive engagement.
The event was attended by key stakeholders from the Nineveh province including the governor’s office, provincial council members and representatives from the area’s minority communities.