Washington Kurdish Institute
The Washington Kurdish Institute (WKI) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, research and educational organization that was established in September 1996.
WKI is committed to the following objectives:
- Increasing public awareness of Kurd-related issues
- Protecting human, cultural, and political rights throughout Kurdistan
- Supporting and developing Kurdistan’s civil society
- Improving and increasing access to Kurdish cultural and educational resources
- Advocating for effective solutions to Kurd-related issues
The Washington Kurdish Institute was founded in 1996 by Dr. Najimaldin Karim, a well known brain surgeon and Kurdish activist. Dr. Karim also founded Kurdish National Congress of North America, and served as its president from 1991 to 1999. Dr. Karim is now the current Governor of Kirkuk.
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