The Kurdish people constitute a significant minority population in Middle Eastern countries to which they are native, namely Turkey, Iraq, Iran, and Syria. Numbering around 30 million, the Kurds have their own customs and language, which has resulted in them facing systematic prejudice and discrimination in these countries.
Given this persecution in their homeland and the denial of their right to self-determination, a large Kurdish diaspora has grown across the globe, including in the United States.
The American Friends of Kurdistan (AFK) organization advocates for both the Kurdish-Americans and the Kurdish community in the Middle East. Seeking to safeguard the national security interests of both the Kurdish people and the U.S., the AFK works to advance the U.S.-Kurdish partnership domestically and internationally.
Join us on Wednesday, November 3rd, at 12 pm ET, for an exclusive conversation with AFK co-founder Diliman Abdulkader about the work of his organization and his deep personal connection to the mission.
For more information on the webinar and FREE registration, visit: us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EjWhsxsKTC-g88_vXJ_Eng
Diliman Abdulkader is the co-founder of American Friends of Kurdistan, an independent advocacy and education organization working to enhance U.S.-Kurdish relations in Washington, D.C. Diliman comes from a foreign policy and national security background. He invests his time on Capitol Hill, educating lawmakers and staffers on the plight of the Kurds. Diliman received his MA at the American University in Washington, D.C. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution. Diliman was born in Kirkuk and along with his family spent seven years at a refugee camp in Syria following the First Gulf War.