Hogr Tarkhani | LSU Political Science

Email:  htarkh1@lsu.edu
Office:  328 Stubbs Hall


MA:  Valparaiso University (2016)
BA:  University of Sulaimani, Sulaimani, Iraq (2012)

Completed over 40 credit hours at both Georgia Institute of Technology and Kennesaw State University in courses concerning International Security, Terrorism, International Conflict, Peace-building, and Inter-negotiation. (2019-2021)

Academic Awards and Honors

Summer Research Fellowship, Kennesaw State University (2020)
Summer Research Fellowship, Kennesaw State University (2019)
Recipient of sponsorship from the Ministry of Higher Education of the Kurdistan Region for a week-long research training program in Beirut, Lebanon. (2018)
Received an appreciation letter from Qubad Talabani, Deputy Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region of Iraq. (2017)

Achieved the TOFIQ (Together for Iraq) Award of Excellence in 2016, recognized as the top-performing Iraqi student in the United States.  (Honored at a prestigious ceremony held
at the Iraqi Embassy in Washington, D.C. with esteemed  guests including the Iraqi Ambassador in the U.S., the Iraqi Ambassador to the U.N., the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State
for Iraqi Affairs, and the Kurdistan Region's representative in the U.S.).

Special recognition from the president of Valparaiso University (2016)
Recipient of a fully-funded scholarship from the Iraqi government's Office of the Prime Minister for the pursuit of a master's degree. (2014)
Recipient of an award from the First Lady of Iraq, recognizing academic excellence at the undergraduate level. (2012)
Recipient of the Hiwa (Hope) Award for academic excellence from the former Iraqi President, Dr. Barham Salih. (2009)


Southern Political Science Association
International Studies Association