The former Iraqi
Ambassador to China Dr Mohammad Sabir Ismail has taught his first class on
Etiquette and Diplomatic Protocols to the 8th Semester students at
the Department of Diplomacy and Public Relations (DPR) at the University of
Human Development (UHD) on 8th February 2022. Students at this
department study a module on etiquette and diplomatic protocols in their final
semester. Ambassador Dr Mohammad is one of the visiting lecturers for this
module this year.
The Head of the
DPR Mr Kardo Rached thanked Dr Mohammad for his time and said that his students
can greatly benefit from the accumulated experience of Dr Mohammad in formal representation
and diplomatic actions.
beginning of the class, Dr Mohammad was warmly welcomed by the UHD President
Prof. Dr Mariwan Ahmed Rasheed at his office. The President expressed his
appreciation to him for accepting the UHD’s invitation to teach DPR students.
For his part, Dr Mohammad said that he was very glad to come and educate
Kurdish students and share his experience with them, and he said that having
such a department, DPR, would help Kurdish students to study diplomacy and
diplomatic issues in a scientific and professional way.
Mohammad Sabir Ismail is an academic, politician, and diplomat. He was
representative of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan in Europe 1978-1993,
representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government and Patriotic Union of
Kurdistan to France 1993-2001 and to the United States 2001-2004, ambassador of
the Republic of Iraq to the People’s Republic of China 2004-2010, Head of Asia and
Australasia Department at the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs 2010-2013, and Permanent
Representative of the Republic of Iraq to the United Nations Office in Geneva
2013-2016. Apart from his political career, Dr Mohammad had worked as a
university lecturer in Iraq and Europe for several years and has 13
publications in high-indexed scientific journals.