A Story Out Of Kurdistan Part Six World Affairs Council (WAC) of Asheville, North Carolina Kani Xulam October 5, 2009 Something strange happened on August 10, 2009. Your secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton lost her bearings. A student in Kinshasa, Congo managed to get under her skin. News commentators all over the world picked… Continue reading

A Story Out Of Kurdistan Part Four 5th Annual Kennesaw State University (KSU) Peace and Religion Conference Kennesaw, Georgia Kani Xulam March 27, 2009 On November 11, 2004, a Turkish newspaper, Radikal, ran a story with a headline, “Kulp’ta Toplu Mezar.” For those of you who don’t know the language of our oppressors, it translates… Continue reading

A Story Out Of Kurdistan Part Three Naples Council on World Affairs Naples, Florida Kani Xulam November 13, 2006 Several years ago, an intern of mine gifted me an autobiographical book titled, “The Long Loneliness” by Dorothy Day, a Christian activist known for her lifelong dedication to the needs of the dispossessed in America. I… Continue reading

A Story Out Of Kurdistan Part Two Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Maryland (Slightly altered versions of this statement were also delivered at the World Affairs Councils in Santa Rosa, Anchorage and Juneau) Kani Xulam September 30, 2006 I live in Washington, DC. Like most of its residents, I take the preoccupation of my city seriously,… Continue reading