Sunday, 26 April 2015 11:31

Epos converses with Ammara Farooq Malik

by Nicolamaria Coppola (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

Mrs. Ammara Malik is a Pakistani High Court Lawyer and an MA in Political Science. She has been involved in peacekeeping and peacebuilding issues since long time, and she is currently heading the SEPLAA Foundation as the Founder & CEO. In this exclusive interview for EPOS she discusses Pakistan's current situation, talking about sensitive topics such as the issue of the minorities and the condition of the Christian community in the country, the role of women in Pakistan, the status quo of the Pakistani Civil Society and the challenges that the population and all the institutions are asked to face

Friday, 13 March 2015 23:11

Epos converses with Mr. Zainul-Abdeen and Mr. Ammash

EPOS Conversations

Mr. Ammar Wajih Zainul-Abdeen and Mr. Mohammed Shaker Ammash are both from Iraq. Mr. Zainul-Abdeen is a public policy analyst, and he used to live in Mosul before ISIS arrived. Mr. Ammash served as the Chief of Staff to the Iraqi presidency during al-Maliki government. In this exclusive interview for EPOS they talk about the latest news in Iraq, giving to EPOS readers a particular and unique perspective from the withinside. They depict the situation on the ground, discussing the takeover of Mosul by ISIS and its unknown background, the responsabilities and the involvement of the politics and of many other actors, the position of the International Community, the involvement of the West and the role of KRG

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 09:24

Epos converses with Seema Shekhawat

by Nicolamaria Coppola (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

Seema Shekhawat is an Indian social scientist and expert in gender, conflict and peace; in this exclusive interview for EPOS she talks about the film India's Daughter, and the echo and the effects that its banning has had in India. India's Daughter is a "controversial" documentary-film directed by Leslee Udwin, based on the 2012 Delhi gang rape and murder of Jyoti Singh, a 23-year-old woman. Before the film was even released, it has been banned in India and has caused much upheaval. Why has Delhi banned and censored the documentary? What is India afraid of? Seema Shekhawat replies to these and other questions, and she analyses the issues of rape in India, arguing that both society and state together have to act to prevent sexual violence against women

Monday, 25 August 2014 12:48

Epos converses with Maria Butler

by Nicolamaria Coppola (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

Maria Butler is the international Director of the PeaceWomen Programme of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, known as WILPF, the longest serving women's peace organization. In the work to make international policy more effective and advance accountability, she has authored numerous publications including the "Women, Peace and Security Handbook", an expert analysis of the Security Council's resolutions. In this exclusive interview for EPOS, Maria Butler talks about the role of women in mediation and negotiation at the national and international level, and focuses on the role of Syrian women's group in the Civil War and at the table of negotiation. She also points out the challenges that women involved in mediation are asked to face

Monday, 18 August 2014 13:43

Epos converses with Dr. Dawood Atrushi

by Nicolamaria Coppola (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

Dr. Dawood Atrushi is the Vice-president for International Relations at the University of Duhok (UoD) in Iraqi-Kurdistan. At the UoD he is responsible for developing and overseeing a variety of university-wide initiatives and policies related to international research and education. In this exclusive interview for EPOS, Dr. Atrushi talks about the current situation in Iraq, whether the Kurds can hold against ISIS, what the latest developments mean for the Peshmerga fighters, the Kurdish bid for independence and the future of the whole country

Monday, 16 June 2014 07:57

Epos converses with Idrees Mohammed

by Nicolamaria Coppola (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

Idrees Mohammed is an expert in International Relations and Kurdish affairs. His MA thesis was on Turkey's policy towards Kurdistan Region. He is now focusing on Turkey's policy towards Kurds, including Syria's Kurdish. He teaches International Relations in University of Duhok’s department of Political Science. In this exclusive interview for EPOS, Idrees Mohammed talks about what is happening in Mosul, focusing on the Kurdish approach to the crisis, and investigating on the role and the reactions of Iraq's neighbouring countries on the takeover of Mosul by ISIS

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