Under the auspices of Dr. Aram Mohammed Qadir, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and with the presence of a significant number of foreign, local and Iraqi researchers, Cihan University-Erbil in partnership with the University of Jadara-Jordan, started the third international scientific conference on “New Directions in Law and International Relations”.
On Wednesday, December 15th, 2021, in the presence of the representative of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and a significant number of university presidents, Fuad Khazer Al-Majali, General Consulate of the Hashmite Kingdom of Jordan in the Kurdistan Region and, researchers, experts and university academic staff, the third international conference on “Law and International Relations” began by a one-minute silence in recognition of the pure souls of Kurdistan Martyrs and by reading some verses from the Holy Quran.
Later, Professor Dr. Amjad Saber Al-Delawi, the president of Cihan-Erbil University delivered a speech. In his speech, after welcoming the university presidents, the deans of faculties, lecturers, researchers and guests, he talked about the steps taken to open the conference. He stated “This conference is the result of six months of continuous and hard work, and the researches include a number of central and contemporary topics in the fields of law and international relations, which are divided into six main topics and are going to be presented by the researchers.”
Regarding the conference, the president of Cihan University-Erbil declared in his speech that organizing international conference is a new station and a new experience for the activities of the colleges of Cihan university through which the vision of researchers and scientists from different fields would be presented and new ideas can be developed. These ideas can strengthen the outcomes and recommendations in the field of emphasizing law and international relations.
In another part of the conference, Professor Dr. Mohammad Talib Muflh Obaidat, the president of University of Jadara in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, gave a speech. After expressing his happiness and welcoming the attendees of the conference, he mentioned the importance and quality of the conference paying attention to law and international relation affairs. He added that the conference was a product of joint and co-operative work between the universities to shared original and high-level researches based on the needs of the day.
Consequently, the president of Jadara University talked about the university’s agenda to focus on scientific fields and how to improve the quality of education, particularly in the fields of law and international relations at their university.
At the opening ceremony of the conference, Dr. Sabah Ibrahim Wais, adviser to the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research gave a speech. At the beginning of his speech on behalf of Dr. Aram Mohammed Qadir, the Minister of Higher Education and Science Research, expressed his pleasure at organizing the third conference, which is dedicated to two very important fields of law and international relations, by two original universities, Cihan University-Erbil and the University of Jadara in Jordan. For this reason, he thanked the presidents of both universities for the cooperation and scientific partnership they have created between themselves.
The representative of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, in another part of his speech stated “The ministry’s policy is to emphasize the kind of scientific cooperation that is being conducted between universities to develop the level of science and knowledge as well as the exchange of knowledge among researchers and lecturers.
Furthermore, he mentioned the important role of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in supporting Kurdish people. He also talked about the remarkable efforts by Jordan in the field of higher education to develop and improve the quality of education and quality assurance in universities. At the end, Dr Sabah added that this country pays great attention to the quality of scientific researches by the researchers or university lecturers; as a result, Jordanian universities can be seen at the level of universities that have important roles and positions in science.
Afterwards, Dr. Nawzad Yahya Bajger, Chairman of Board of Trustees of Cihan Universities, delivered a speech. After welcoming the attendees, he hoped that the exchanged knowledge in the conference be employed practically. He reaffirmed the support of the Board of Trustees of Cihan Universities to organize and manage these kinds of conferences.
After the opening ceremony, the conference’s agenda began. In this regard, several research essays were presented through panels on the first day.
During this two-day conference, 64 high-level researches by researchers, experts and university lecturers will be presented through 6 independent panels in which 50 researches of the academic staff from the Kurdistan Region and Iraqi universities have participated. At the same time, 14 researches by the scholars of esteemed universities of Jordan, Lebanon, Sultana of Oman, United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Turkey are going to be presented. Additionally, the conference continued by presenting a number of speeches by Keynote speakers.
As one of the leading universities in the Kurdistan Region to hold various international scientific conferences, Cihan-Erbil University has been able to play an important role in developing in Kurdistan Region superstructure, filling the needs of the community, strengthening the foundations of construction and reconstruction at the level of the Kurdistan Region and Iraq, and solving the legal, political and press problems of the Kurdistan Region.