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Dlawer Ala'Aldeen is the Founding President of the Middle East Research Institute, a policy-research institute based in Arbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq. He served as the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and was a former Professor of Medicine in the UK at the University of Nottingham. Ala'Aldeen's extensive background encompasses leadership in academia and research, particularly in the fields of medicine and policy development [1][3][6].

Tagline: Professor of Medicine Dlawer Ala'Aldeen

Omid Kordestani served as the Chief Business Officer (CBO) at Google from July 2014 to August 2015. In this role, he held the position of Senior Vice President and played a key role in the company's business strategies. After leaving Google, Kordestani served as the Executive Chairman of Twitter from October 2015 to June 2020, where he continued to contribute to the tech industry. He later became a special advisor to the CEO and founders at Google, focusing on identifying new revenue opportunities [1][2][5].

Tagline: Chief Business Officer at Google

Jasmin Moghbeli made history as the first Kurdish woman in space during NASA's SpaceX Crew-7 mission, which launched on August 27, 2023 [2][3]. Moghbeli, of Iranian descent, served as the mission commander for SpaceX's Crew-7 and as a flight engineer aboard the International Space Station [5]. Her journey marked a significant milestone, and her achievements as a Marine helicopter pilot and mother of twins added to the inspiring narrative of her space mission [6].

Tagline: First Kurdish Woman in Spacemission Jasmin Moghbeli

Ebrahim Karimi, a Kurdish physicist, was awarded the Rutherford Memorial Medal by the Royal Society of Canada on September 12, 2023, for his outstanding contributions to Quantum physics [1]. The medal reflects not only his individual efforts but also acknowledges the significance of his work in the field [4]. Ebrahim Karimi holds the Canada Research Chair in Structured Quantum and is affiliated with the University of Ottawa Faculty of Science [3]. His groundbreaking contributions to Quantum physics earned him this prestigious recognition [5].

Tagline: Rutherford Memorial Medal
  1. Caucher Birkar, a Cambridge mathematician, was awarded the Fields Medal in 2018 for his significant contributions to algebraic geometry, particularly his work on Fano varieties and the minimal model problem[2][3].
  2. In 2018, Birkar's Fields Medal was stolen, but he received a replacement medal afterward[1].
  3. The Fields Medal is one of the highest honors in mathematics, recognizing outstanding achievements by mathematicians under 40 years old[2].
  4. Caucher Birkar's groundbreaking work has left a lasting impact on the field, and he continues to be recognized, with a Fields Medal Symposium in his honor in 2023[5].
  5. For more insights into Caucher Birkar's contributions, a video interview with him is available[4][6].
Tagline: Mathematics Field Medal Kocher Birkar

saac Tutumlu López is a Spanish racing driver born on July 5, 1985[2]. He is currently active in the ADAC GT Masters, previously participating in the World Touring Car series[2]. Besides racing, he serves as a FIFA agent, representing the Kurdistan Racing Team as both driver and manager[4]. Isaac Tutumlu is associated with the Barzani-Forch Racing Team in the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup[3]. Known for his involvement with Audi Spain and Audi Sport as an ambassador, he is also dedicated to fundraising efforts for the Kurdistan Racing Team[1].

For further details, you can visit Isaac Tutumlu's Instagram profile: Isaac Tutumlu Lopez (@isaactutumlulopez).

Tagline: Catalunya Touring Car Championship

Renc Ömer, a Kurdish mountaineer, aspires to raise the Kurdistan flag at the summit of Mount Everest, aiming to elevate the visibility of the Kurdish cause. Hailing from Duhok, Renc Ömer is known for his determination to hoist the Kurdistan flag on Everest's China-Nepal border, marking the highest point above sea level [2]. This endeavor signifies a symbolic representation of Kurdish identity and aspirations.

Renc Ömer's mission aligns with the broader context of Kurdish activism and cultural representation. The Kurdish community, both in Kurdistan and the diaspora, often engages in symbolic actions to assert their identity and rights. Renc Ömer's climb exemplifies the fusion of personal goals with a broader cultural and political narrative for the Kurdish people.


  • Rudaw: "Kürdistan Bayrağı Everest Dağı'nda dalgalanacak" [2].
  • Muderrishane Facebook post: "Çiyagerê Kurd Renc Omer dibêje ew dê Alaya Kurdistanê li lûtkeya Çiyayê Everestê bilind bike" [1].
Tagline: Athlete Renc (Range) Omar

The MVP of the FIBA European Under-18 Championship 2009 tournament was Enes Kanter. Enes Kanter is a professional basketball player of Kurdish origin who has a successful career in both European and NBA leagues. He played for various NBA teams, including the Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder, New York Knicks and others.

Tagline: FIBA Europe U18 Championship MVP (2009) Release: 2009

The 2012 VIVA World Cup, the fifth and final edition, was an international football tournament for non-FIFA-affiliated teams, held in Kurdistan Region. The tournament was organized by the Non-FIFA Board, featuring teams not eligible for FIFA competitions. Kurdistan emerged as the champions of the 2012 edition[1][3][5]. This victory fueled hopes for nationhood among the Iraqi Kurds[5]. For detailed results, fixtures, tables, and stats of the 2012 VIVA World Cup in Kurdistan, refer to the Global Sports Archive[4].

Tagline: VIVA WORLD CUP Shampionship in 2012 Kürdistan