Kurdish Studies Program


Kurdish flags.  Illustrative.
Kurdish flags. Illustrative.  Credit: Levi Clancy (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons.

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.