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HERISH KHALIL MOHAMMED ‎

Quality Assurance

Contact Info

Faculty: Law

Department: International Relations

Address: Bakhtiyari, Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan.

Email: herish.khalil@soran.edu.iq

Phone Number: +964 750 449 5773

 


Academic title: Assistant Lecturer

Responsibility:

General Expertise: International Relations

Specific Expertise: Paradiplomacy & Issues in Federalism

Research Interests:

-International Relations

- Paradiplomacy of Regional Governments (Sub-State Actors in International Politics)

- Secession & Theories of Secession

- Federalism, Federacy, & Federation

- Self-determination

- Conflict Resolution


Education:

 

-  PhD Candidate / International Relations – Near East University, Cyprus, 2013- present (in the final stage- writing thesis).

 

- (PG. Cert) Post Graduate Certificate in Professional Development: Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (2012-2013)    University of St Mark & St John, Plymouth, UK.

 

-  (MA) Master of Arts in Politics & International Relations, 2010; (Awarded Postgraduate Most Outstanding Achievement Award), University of Kurdistan- Hawler, Erbil, Iraq.

 

(BA) Bachelor of Arts in English Language, 2002; Salahaddin University, Erbil, Iraq

 

High Diploma in English Language, 1994; Teacher’s Institute, Erbil, Iraq.

 


Biography:

 

Herish Khalil Mohammed was born in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, in 1974. He is currently a PhD candidate in International Relations at Near East University. He received M.A. degree (Postgraduate Most Outstanding Achievement) in International Relations from University of Kurdistan- Hawler, Erbil, Iraq, in 2010. He received Post Graduate Certificate (PG Cert) in ‘Professional Development: Learning and Teaching in Higher Education’ from University of St Mark & St John, Plymouth, UK in 2013. Since 2011, he has been a senior lecturer at Soran University. Herish coauthored with Dr Francis Owtram and published an article “Paradiplomacy of Regional Governments in International Relations: The Foreign Relations of the Kurdistan Regional Government 2003 – 2010” in the journal Iran and the Caucasus 18 (2014) 65-84. His research interests include International Relations, Paradiplomacy of Regional Governments (Sub-State Actors in International Politics), Secession & Theories of Secession, Federalism, Federacy, & Federation, Self-determination, and Conflict Resolution.


 

 

 

 

Publications: (Books, researches)

- Paradiplomacy of Regional Governments in International Relations: The Foreign Relations of the Kurdistan Regional Government 2003-2010 (Joint Article by Herish Khalil Mohammed /Soran University, Kurdistan Region and Francis Owtram/ University of Exeter, UK, published in the journal “Iran and the Caucasus”.

Mohammed, H. K., & Owtram, F. (2014). Paradiplomacy of Regional Governments in International Relations: The Foreign Relations of the Kurdistan Regional Government 2003-2010. IRAN AND THE CAUCASUS, 18(1), 65-84. http://www.soran.edu.iq/faculties-centres/faculty-of-law/912-hersh-khalil-publications.html

Some Other publications

- Translating    the    website    of    Voices    of    Iraq    (aswat    aliraq)    news    agency: http://www.aswataliraq.info/?newlang=eng/into/http://www.aswataliraq.info/?newlang=kur    ; Kurdish Language.

- Translation of the Interface of SIMA MEDIA IRAQ’s website from English into Kurdish Language in 2006. www.simamedia.com.

- Translating a chapter of the book; 'Multi-national Federalism, Federacy, Power-Sharing & the Kurds of Iraq' written by Brendan O’Leary in 'The Future of Kurdistan in Iraq.' Edited by Brendan O'Leary, John McGarry, and Khaled Salih. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005. It's published in the Kurdish journal 'twejinawa' (Research), issue 3, August 2005.

- Publishing many articles in local Periodicals, Magazines and Newspapers.

- Translating many reports, Articles and News pieces from English into Kurdish language to be issued (published) in the local media.

- Translating the documentary film of 54 minutes entitled 'Europe; 25-member challenge' in 2006.

- Currently translating  the  book,  '20th  Century  Photography  Museum  Ludwig  Cologne.'  Cologne: Taschen, 1996. (Translation of 40 % of the book is completed so far).


Scientific Activities: (Conference, Workshop, Symposium..)

Conferences

- “Iraqi Kurdistan at a Crossroads: Current Issues of Domestic and Middle East Politics” May 24–25, 2017, University of Kurdistan- Hawler, SAAD Palace Conference Centre, Erbil, Iraq.

- “Tolerance, Life: Terror Threats and Experience of Coexistence in the Kurdistan Region", Ministry of Higher Education and Ministry of Culture, 13-14 December 2016, SAAD Palace Conference Centre, Erbil, Iraq.

- “Kurdistan- Between Past and Future”, International Conference, Soran University & Middle Eastern Studies Centre, Lund University, 15-17 April 2013, Soran, Erbil, Iraq.

- “Modern  Teaching  Methodology:  The  Importance  of  Excellence  in  University  Teaching”, Institute of International Education (IIE), January 28-30, 2013, Rotana Hotel, Erbil, Iraq.

- “Quality Assurance and Mechanisms in Language Provision for Higher Education in the Kurdistan Region”, University of Kurdistan-Hewlér & British Council, 19-20 February 2013. University of Kurdistan-Hewlér, Erbil. Iraq.

- “Student and Faculty Evaluation and Assessment”, Institute of International Education (IIE), June 25-27, 2013, Rotana Hotel, Erbil, Iraq.

- “Standards  of  Quality  Assurance  and  Accreditation  in  Higher  Education”,  Institute  of International  Education  (IIE)  and  the  Scholar  Rescue  Fund  (SRF),  January  29-31  2012, Sheraton Hotel, Erbil, Iraq.

- “Quality  Assurance  of  Higher  Education  Institutes  in  Iraq”,  UNESCO  1-2  March  2011,  in Sheraton Hotel–Erbil, Iraq.

- “Models and Trends in Contemporary Higher Education”, Institute of International Education (IIE), June 22‐24, 2011 / Sheraton Hotel, Erbil, Iraq.

Workshops

- “Curriculum Development: Academic Debate”, Soran University, 4-7 February 2013, Language Centre/ Soran, Erbil, Iraq.

- “Curriculum Development: Critical Thinking” Soran University, 9-12 December 2012, Language Centre/ Soran, Erbil, Iraq.

- “Curriculum Development: Group Work”, Soran  University, 14-17 October 2012, Language Centre/ Soran, Erbil, Iraq.

- “Curriculum Development in the Universities”,  Salahaddin University, 12 September 2012, Erbil, Iraq.

- “Developing skills in Research methodology”, Prof. Muhamed Al-Rubaei from university college of Dublin/Irland   / Riparian University 17-18 October 2011, Rania General Library, Rania, Sulaimany, Iraq.

- “Mechanism for Setting and Activating the Quality Assurance Database for all Kurdistan Universities”, Sulaimany University 9-11 October 2011, Sulaimany, Iraq.

- “Higher Education in Malaysia” Ministry of Education – Malaysia, 8 October 2011, Salahaddin University Social and Cultural Center, Erbil, Iraq.

- "Kurdistan Workshop on Accreditation, International Standards, and Globalization of Higher Education", Kurdistan Ministry of Higher Education & Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), 4 October 2011, Saad Conferences Hall, Erbil, Iraq.

- “Occupational & Environmental Health and Safety” University of Raparin, 24-27 September 2011, Rania, Sulaimany, Iraq.

- “Rehabilitation of Iraq Higher Education System: Training Workshop on Quality Management and Leadership”, UNESCO 10-14 February 2013, La Cigale Hotel, Doha - Qatar.

- “Training Workshops on Academic Development and Capacity Building”, University of St Mark & St John- Plymouth, 30 Aril- 19 May 2012, MARJON- Plymouth, UK.

- “Quality Assurance and Accreditation for Higher Education in Kurdistan”, George Mason (DeLPHE), 30 October – 13 November 2012, George Mason University, Virginia, USA.

- Protection Training for Human Rights Defenders” UNOPS & UNESCO, 8 – 10 May 2011, Erbil, Iraq.

- Principles of National Development, Soran University, 5-20 January 2011. Soran, Erbil, Iraq.