The Nahrein Network


Centre on Culture, History, and Humanities for Sustainable Development

Amani J. Suleiman
 Dr Amani SuleimanUniversity of Kurdistan Hewler

Postdoctoral Research Associate until June 2020

Dr. Amani Suleiman joined the team as a postdoctoral Research Associate at the Nahrein Network. During her time with the Network, she conducted research on promoting sustainable development in Kurdistan Region, with a focus on the tourism sector. 


Dr Anwar Anaid
Dr Anwar Anaid

Co-Investigator until 2020

Anwar Anaid holds a PhD from the University of Sydney (Australia) in Government and International Relations and BA (Hons) majoring in Politics & IR with a second major in Economics from the University of New South Wales (Australia). 

As co-invesstigator of the Nahrein Network he directed the Research Centre for the Sustainable Development of Cultural Heritage at UKH.

Photo of Dr Jaafar Jotheri
Dr Jaafar Jotheri 

Co-Investigator until 2022

Jaafar Jotheri holds a PhD Geoarchaeology from Durham University. He has over 15 years of experience in conducting archaeological excavations and surveys about the landscape of ancient Iraq and the ancient paths that rivers and canals that followed in the past. He has published more than 15 articles in some of the world's most prestigious journals. 
He has been involved in many international archaeological and heritage projects carried out in Iraq, with partners including Manchester University, Durham University,  Sapienza University of Rome, and Tokushima University. He has been awarded research funding from international organizations such as the British Institute for the Study of Iraq (London), the Academic Research Institute in Iraq (USA), and the British Academy, as well as the Nahrein Network.