Keynote: Keynote: Rojava: A challenging struggle for self-determination and survival
Speaker: Yasin Duman
The de facto autonomous administration in Rojava, meaning West in Kurdish and referring to West Kurdistan in Kurdish politics, has been encountering very demanding and challenging conditions in northern Syria. Besides founding and expanding armed units, the Kurds, Arabs, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Arameans, Turkmen, Armenians and Chechens in Syria have been leading ‘once unimaginable’ social, political, and economic developments in a very short time. The trajectory of Kurdish politics and struggle in Syria has so far shown that Kurdish self-determination has influenced local, regional, and international dynamics that will impact survival of autonomous administration as a democratic federation. My speech will invite the audience to trace this trajectory and look at Rojava from a perspective that has not been covered much. Acknowledging the regional and international dynamics, I will attempt to provide a detailed picture of the works that people and their movements have achieved so far towards self-determination and survival.
Chair: Pinar Dinc
Start time: 09:00
Room: Nöjesteatern (Theater)
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