Educational materials on federalism in Arabic

In February 2006, Prof. Ron Watts’s book, Federal Systems, was translated into Arabic in time for distribution to participants in the Iraq study tour to Canada and Switzerland. The Forum had commissioned a translation from the English original with support from the National Democratic Institute. An Arabic version of the "Challenge of Diversity” video comparing federal structures in five countries — India, Spain, Canada, Switzerland and Belgium — was also prepared. In September 2005, the Forum produced a special English and Arabic issue of Federations magazine, containing articles from previous issues which were deemed the most relevant to the case of Iraq. Fifteen hundred copies of both versions were sent to Baghdad for distribution to members of the Iraq Transitional National Assembly, members of the constitutional drafting committees as well as media representatives and think-tank institutions throughout Iraq.

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