Gilgamesh Nabeel

Gilgamesh Nabeel

Gilgamesh is an Iraqi freelance writer and essayist based in Turkey. He writes essays and articles on Middle Eastern politics, education, art, literature and women's rights. He writes for electronic magazines including Al Fanar Media, Hewar Mutamaddin “Civil Talk” and publishes book reviews in Iraqi newspapers. Some of his essays have appeared in USA Today and other American newspapers. He has active pages on Facebook on art, archaeology and global heritage. He carries has a degree from the Kasr Al Ainy school of medicine – Egypt.

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Arts & Culture Extremism Violence

German Curator’s Abduction in Baghdad Leaves Iraqi Artists in Shock

Gilgamesh Nabeel | 27 Jul 2020

The kidnapping last week of Hella Mewis, a German art curator and activist, for almost four days intensified Iraqis and foreign nationals’ fears of a “new, difficult era” for artists and intellectuals in Iraq.

Academic Freedom Conflict Human Rights Politics Violence

Iraqi Researcher’s Assassination Stirs Fears of Renewed Violence Against Academics

Gilgamesh Nabeel | 12 Jul 2020

Husham Al-Hashimi, an expert on ISIS and a critic of foreign-backed militias in Iraq, was gunned down by unknown assassins in a Baghdad street this week.

Curriculum Human Rights Religion Teaching

A Diversity Institute Teaches Iraqi Students About Religious Minorities

Gilgamesh Nabeel | 29 Jun 2020

The course, a rare undertaking in the Arab world, aims to promote peaceful co-existence and religious diversity by combatting stereotypes and misunderstandings.

Arab Spring Arts & Culture Politics

Protest Art Turns a Concrete Tunnel into a Vibrant Gallery

Gilgamesh Nabeel | 06 Mar 2020

Artists among the protesters in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square use murals, graffiti, street theater and music to emphasize the call for Iraqi unity and an end to foreign intervention in their government.

Conflict Democracy Politics Protests Students

Iraqi Government Pressures Protesting Students to Return to the Classroom

Gilgamesh Nabeel | 24 Jan 2020

Iraqi students are largely determined to remain on strike despite a new academic calendar issued by the higher-education ministry.

Arab Spring Conflict Faculty Politics Protests Students

‘These Are Not Demands, These Are Rights’: Voices of Youthful Protesters in Iraq

Gilgamesh Nabeel, Rasha Faek | 05 Nov 2019

Students and young professionals throng city streets and vow to continue their demonstrations until demands for change are met with action. Here is what some of them have to say.

Gender Human Rights Politics

Early Marriage Is Back in Spotlight in the Middle East

Gilgamesh Nabeel, Jacob Wirtschafter | 20 Mar 2018

Some nations have made progress in limiting a practice that disrupts girls’ education. But traditionalists are pushing back.

Conflict Extremism Politics Refugees Students

Oxfam Urges Help for Youths Returning to Mosul

Gilgamesh Nabeel, Sarah Wachter | 30 Oct 2017

A new report looks at what services are needed by the Iraqi youth who have survived the conflict in Mosul or who fled and came back.

Democracy Minorities Politics Students

Referendum on Kurdistan’s Independence Echoes in Education

Gilgamesh Nabeel, Jacob Wirtschafter | 23 Sep 2017

The governance of Kurdistan’s many universities and the fate of its minority students are among the issues that are up in the air as the region votes on an independence referendum.

Administration Development Extremism Politics Terrorism

10 Iraqi Universities Rebuild In Wake of Islamic State

Gilgamesh Nabeel | 04 Jul 2017

As the Iraqi-led coalition takes back territory, liberated universities are trying to serve students again.




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