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The Kurdish Spring: State-society relations and dissent in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

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Speaker(s): Dr Nicole Watts
Chair: Dr Toby Dodge

Recorded on 15 May 2012 in Alumni Theatre, New Academic Building.

Dr Nicole Watts, who was in Sulaimaniya last spring for the 'Kurdish Spring', discusses her ongoing research on dissent and campaigns for social and political change in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Dr Watts is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at San Francisco State University where she teaches on comparative politics, Middle East politics and social movements.

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