On Wednesday the 21st June, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Middle East Studies Forum in the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University hosted a panel discussion on the future of Iraq after the defeat of the Islamic State.

The panel included presentations by Dr Farah Al-Siraj, an elected member of Iraq’s Federal Parliament. She is from Mosul – the key battleground in the fight against ISIS. In 2016 she helped establish the ‘Women Parliamentarians Initiative’, which aims to work alongside the UNDP to address the complex challenges facing Iraq beyond ISIS.

View the event details here.