Shivan Fazil is a Program Specialist with the United States Institute of Peace from Erbil. Prior to that, he worked with OXFAM Iraq as a Senior Policy & Media Officer and with Middle East Research Institute as the Director of Communications. Shivan often writes opinion and analysis pieces with a focus on issues facing KRG, Iraq, and the region. He has a Master’s degree in Middle East Politics from School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. Shivan is participating in the Political Candidate track of the Iraq Leadership Fellows Program.