Sulaimani Forum

The Sulaimani Forum is a signature annual event hosted by the Institute of Regional and International Studies (IRIS) at American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS). Over the course of two days, scholars, experts, and policymakers from around the world convene for this high-level conference focused on the Middle East and North Africa to discuss the world’s most pressing regional issues, current trends and points of conflict. It creates an annual opportunity to bring together the main stakeholders in regional affairs for intellectual, political and strategic debates of great relevance in today’s world.

IRIS is delighted to announce that the 8th annual Sulaimani Forum will be held on April 17 and 18, 2024. The event will be held at AUIS and promises to bring together local and international thought leaders and decision-makers. The Sulaimani Forum addresses the most pressing challenges in Iraq and the broader Middle East region, with a focus on the environment, economic development, and geopolitics.