Rojava – Resistance, Resilience, and Renewal
May 24, 2023
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Rojava – Resistance, Resilience, and Renewal (Series of lectures)

2023 South South Dialogue for Sustainability (SSDS)

Rojava – Resistance, Resilience, and Renewal

Democratic Confederalism and the Changing Face of Revolution


The Civil Diplomacy Center in North and East Syria, in coordination with the Global University for Sustainability and the Synergia Co-operative Institute, is preparing a series of lectures to present a comprehensive overview of the struggles, achievements, challenges, and prospects for a radical renewal of politics and practice in all aspects of the region’s economic, social, and cultural life.

The series features presentations from leading thinkers, activists, and officials establishing the Autonomous Administration and civil institutions of Rojava, as well as commentators and activists from social movements in America, Asia, Latin America, Africa and The Middle East. This series aims to build broad understanding of what is occurring in North and East Syria and what lessons may be gleaned for social justice movements everywhere.


The first lecture entitled:

“Abdullah Ocalan’s philosophy, the history of the Kurds in Syria and the origins of the revolution in Rojava – NES.”

Lecturer: Hassan KOCHAR, adviser to the co-chair of the Executive Council of NES.

Respondent: Mahmoud PATEL, professor of law, South Africa.



Global University for Sustainability,

The Civil Diplomacy Center in North East Syria,

Synergia Co-operative Institute,

Moderator: John Restakis (Synergia Co-operative Institute)

The series of lectures will start tomorrow, Thursday 25th, May, 2023 at:

  • Vancouver 07:00
  • Mexico 08:00
  • New York 10:00
  • Sao Paulo 11:00
  • London 15:00
  • Paris 16:00
  • Syria 17:00
  • New Delhi 19:30
  • Bangkok 21:00
  • Hong Kong 22:00
  • Tokyo 23:00

and it continues at the rate of a lecture every two weeks.

Languages: Kurdish and English interpreting

Duration: 10 Lectures, each lecture has 2 hours (lecture and Q & A)


We would like to invite you to attend the lecture and enrich it with your evaluations. If you are interested, please register in this Zoom-Link:



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