Divided among several nation-states and situated at the heart of a complex geopolitical landscape, Kurds constitute the world’s largest stateless ethnic group. In the last decades, they have steadily grown in importance as a political power to reckon with in the Middle East and all aspects of Kurdish issues -- political, cultural and historical alike -- have emerged as the subject of remarkable scholarly interest.
The Kurdish Studies Program at the Moshe Dayan Center is designed to foster an in-depth understanding about Kurdish-related issues. The head of the program is Prof. Ofra Bengio, Senior Research Fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center. Mr. Ceng Sagnic serves as Program Coordinator.