Amir Hassanpour, Associate Professor, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations,
University of Toronto, where he teaches the politics and culture of modern Middle East. His research has a focus on the Kurds.
Dr Goran Nowicki has written extensively on English Kurdish Media about Kurdish affairs. He has thaught at McGill university and other Canadian universities and some of his research interests are Kurdistan affairs, U.S.-Kurdish policy and Kurdish language and dialects.
Burhan Elturan was born and raised in Turkish Kurdistan, obtained his Ph.D. from Indiana University, Bloomington in 1990; he is a researcher on Kurdish matters (language, history, politics and society). He is currently working on Kurdish folktales in English and a dictionary of Kurdish Kurmanji phraseology.
S. Magi, a avid PostGlobal reader, helped convene this panel. He was born into a Kurdish Sunni/Shiite family and now lives and teaches Kurdish studies in Canada. Over the past 12 years, he has established Kurdish English Media, discussion groups, seminars and round tables.
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