About Dlawer Ala'Aldeen
Dlawer Ala'Aldeen was born and brought up in Erbil, studied medicine in Baghdad and moved to Britain in 1984. He is currently Professor of Clinical Microbiology at Nottingham University. He was Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of Iraq (2009-2012). He has lobbied for Kurdish and Iraqi human rights, and for a global ban on chemical and biological weapons. He has published extensively on these issues as well as on the impact of global politics on Iraq and Kurdistan. He is currently focused on helping the KRG in its nation-building efforts.