September 2011 University of Lisbon Portugal
Current PhD in Comparative Politics
Research Area: The role of the media in transitional democracies
July 2010 University for Peace Costa Rica
MA Media, Peace and Conflict Studies
Final Project: Media, Peace and Conflict Curriculum Development
July 2007 University of Duhok Kurdistan - Iraq
BA English Language and Literature
Thesis: Comparative Study of Journalism and Literary Story
July 2003 Rubad High School Kurdistan - Iraq
High School Diploma
1990-1998 Hakim Nezami Secondary School Tabriz - Iran
Certificate of Primary and Secondary School
Research Area: Political Communication, Political Trust, Political Parties, Media and Politics
Dr. Taha teaches at higher education institutions since 2010. He is currently an adjuct faculty at the American University of Kurdistan, college of International Studies and a lecturer at Nawroz University, College of Law and Politics. Further, Dr. Taha contributes as an associate researcher at Institute of Social Science (ICS) at University of Lisbon.
Seminars, Workshops and Conferences
Conference: Open Debates 7: Women Quota in Iraq: Women Political Participation in Iraq, October 1718, 2019, (Organiser and Convener), in partnership of OTT and KAS.
Conference: Open Debates 6: Return and Recovery: The Situation of Yezidi and Christian Minorities in Iraq, June 13, 2019, (Organiser and Convener), in partnership of OTT, AUK and KAS.
Seminar: Political Communication Research Methodology. Delivered a seminar at Department of Public Policy, American University of Kurdistan, Duhok, November 13, 2018.
Trainer: Research Writing and Methodology in SGBV and Human Rights research. Taught a course for officers from the ministries of Peshmarga and Interior, Erbil, November 8, 2018 to January 1, 2019.
Workshop: Establishment of the International Parliamentarians’ Panel on Freedom of Religion and Beliefs, IPPFoRB Academy at Oxford University, Oxford University, Oxford, England, 16 to 20th of October, 2018.
Workshop: Participation as an MP giving insights from Iraq and KRI situation for some 40 parliamentarians and civil society actors from the Balkan and South Caucasus regions in Bucharest, Romania, on 15-17 June 2018.
Conference: Militant Islamism and Jihadism After the End of the Caliphate, American University of Beirut (AUB), Chaired the panel on “ISIL and Al-Qaeda in the Arab World” , Organised by KAS and AUB, March 19-21, 2018. UN SESSION: Participated with a talk at the
UN session on Implementation of the Plan of Action for Religious Leaders and Actors to Prevent Incitement to Violence that Could Lead to Atrocity Crimes in Vienna Organised by IPPFoRB, February 14-17, 2018.
UN Delegation: The Future Role of UN in Iraq, visited UN Headquarters in New York, October 22 to 25, 2017.
Conference: Open Debates 5: The Quota System: Limiting or Securing the Representation of Ethnic and/or Religious Minorities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (Organiser and Convener), Organised by OTT and KAS.
Conference: The Future of the "Islamic State" Provinces and Affiliates: Decline or Continued Impact after the Fall of the "Caliphate" in Iraq and Syria? Beirut, Lebanon, American University of Beirut (AUB), March 2017, Organised by KAS and AUB
Conference: Open Debates 3: Whither education policy in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq? (Organiser and Convener), Partnership of OTT and Global Education Company
Conference: Open Debates 4: Applications and Limitations of the Legal and Civil Rights of Ethnic and Religious Minorities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, (Organiser and Convener), Organised by OTT and KAS.
Conference: OPEN DEBATES 2: Refugees and IDP Crises, Duhok, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, 17-18 November, 2016 (Organiser and Convener), Organised by OTT and KAS
Seminar: Freedom of Religion and Beliefs in Kurdistan Region of Iraq, International Parliamentary Panel for Freedom of Religion and Beliefs, Berlin, September 13, 2016, Organised by KAS and IPPFoRB Summer School: KAS 2016 Summer School, Political Communications, July 2016
Conference: International Parliamentary Panel for Freedom of Religion or Beliefs, IPPFORB, Berlin, September 12 - 15, 2016, Organised by KAS and IPPFoRB
Seminar: Legislation in Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Qatar University, Qatar, September 22, 2016, A project of KAS and Qatar University.
Workshop: The role of Civil Society in humanitarian crises, Sofia, Bulgaria 18-22 November, 2015
Workshops: on The Legislative Councils in the Gulf Region: Political and Legislative Performance, Qatar University, Duha-Qatar, 15-16 November, 2015, A project of KAS and Qatar University.
Conference: A conference on Refugees and IDPs Crises in the Middle East. organiser: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, November 2015, Dead Sea, Jordan.
Conference: International Parliamentarian Panel for Freedom of Religion or Beliefs, New York, USA, 17-19 September, 2015, Organised by KAS and IPPFoRB
Seminar: Delivering a Seminar at department of political science, Belmont University, Nashville, USA, 23 September, 2015
Conference: OPEN DEBATES 1, KRG in Crises, Duhok, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, 31 January, 2015 (Organiser and Convener), Organised by OTT.
Seminar: The Situation in Middle East from a Kurdish Perspective, School of Government and International Affairs-Durham University, UK, 10 December, 2014
Conference: Kurdistan - Iraq Oil and Gas annual conference. London, UK, 17 December, 2014
Seminar: Security and Humanitarian Crises in Middle East, ICS, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, 03 November, 2014
Conference: A conference on security and political situation in the Middle East, organiser: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, November 2014, Dead Sea, Jordan