Global Scholars Dialogue with the University of Rojava

Global Scholars Dialogue with the University of Rojava

Join us for an exchange on the achievements of the autonomous region of northeast Syria (Rojava) in building a democratic society based on gender equality and communal coexistence and against Turkey’s attacks in the region. With the participation of several members of the GTAGlobal Tapestry of Alternatives.

  • Date and time: Tuesday October 24th at 12pm EST / 4pm GMT

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Since 2012, 4.5 million people, of diverse ethnic, religious and regional backgrounds collectively formed the Autonomous Administration of North & East Syria (often called Rojava), co-creating a society that continually strives for direct and participatory democracy, gender equity, inclusion and equality, economic transformation and communal co-existence. University of Rojava, founded in 2016, promised a new educational system based on these values, and along with two other universities of the autonomous Northeast Syria region (University of Kobani and University of Al-Sharq in Raqqa), it represents a unique initiative to build a democratic education system amid the ongoing violent conflict in Syria and the region.

Speakers from the University of Rojava include:

Dr. Mostafa Alamholo, Director of International Relations at the U. of Rojava; Ms. Rohan Mostafa, co-chair, Center for Coordination between Universities of North & East Syria; Dr. Sardar Saadi, co-director, graduate Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities at the U. of Rojava;

Ms. Sorgul Abdulsalam, co-chair of the Faculty of Social Sciences. University of Rojava Faculty will be in conversation with:


  • Dr. Marina Sitrin (GTA member)

Sponsored by:

  • Center for Place Culture and Politics
  • City University of New York Graduate Center
  • Sociology Department of Binghamton University
  • The University of Rojava


English recording