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Friday 18 January 201918.00

The Rojava Revolution is based on the following principles: Kurdish self-determination, women’s liberation and anti-capitalism.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has been the strongest force against ISIS; however, the conflict is ongoing due to the continuous attacks on the SDF by Turkey.

This panel will be an informal discussion about the future of Rojava- an exciting opportunity to hear expert speakers and international volunteers of the YPG share their experiences. The central question is: “Will the Revolution survive?’

On the panel:

Jamie Janson: Former NVDA activist. YPG volunteer for 8 months, 2017/2018. Now a peaceful Jeremy Corbyn campaigner. Twitter: @labourforyou

Macer Gifford was an international volunteer between 2014 and 2017. He ended his time in Rojava after the Battle for Raqqa. He now works for the PYD in London while pursuing a Master’s in Security, Peace-building and Diplomacy.

Elif Sarican: London School of Economics (LSE); She is a Kurdish activist and a coordinator of the Kurdish Students Union. Sarican has been to Southeast Turkey, Kurdistan, as an observer in the November snap elections.

Victoria Bridges

This event is open to Student and University/College Staff only. Please bring Student or Staff ID.