Panel Discussion

Kurdish Genocide: Remembering Halabja for the Sake of the Future


Panel Discussion, Friday March 15th, 10:00 am

held at Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law

 To RSVP, click here: Halabja 25th Anniversary Commemoration Event


9:45 -10:00


10:00 – 10:15

Welcome Remarks:

Professor Robert Destro (CUA) and Najat Abdullah (KRG) Prayer by Very Reverend Mark Morozowich, S.E.O.D, the Associate Professor of Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology and Dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies at CUA  
10:15 – 10:25

Short Film:

An historical overview of Halabja – before, during, and after the tragic events of March 16-17, 1988  
10:30 – Noon

Panel Discussion and Q&A:

The Kurdish Genocide: Remembering Halabja

for the Sake of the Future

Professor Michael J. Kelly,  Associate Dean Creighton University School of Law and leading expert on the Halabja Genocide Zmanko Mohammad Saleh, Halabja survivor and the subject of a powerful documentary called “Halabja, The Lost Children” Velma Anne Ruth M.Ed., Executive Director, Middle East Democracy Federation

Moderator: Professor Michael Noone

12:00 – 12:20 Remembering the Victims and Honoring the Survivors: Recital of the Kaddish prayer, the Jewish prayer for the dead, by Gus Goldberger Esq., attorney and cantor Closing remarks by Dr. Sayyid Syeed, the National Director for the Office for Interfaith & Community Alliances for the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) to honor the six Halabja survivors visiting from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

3600 John McCormack Road, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20017

Complimentary parking is available in the garage adjacent to the law school.

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