From 2012 to 2015, he served as chief of staff for Dr. Najmaldin Karim, governor of the Kirkuk province of Iraq. Ismael served as manager for Dr. Karim’s 2014 electoral campaign.
From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Ismael was Assistant to the Representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of Iraq to the U.S. in Washington, DC.
Ismael received a Bachelor of Islamic Studies degree in education from Al-Mustansiriya University in Baghdad, and is fluent in English, Kurdish, Arabic, and Turkish.
Washington Kurdish Institute By: Yousif Ismael, February 13, 2017 YI: On behalf of the Washington Kurdish Institute, I would like to thank you for you... Read more
Yousif Ismael December 15, 2016 After remarks by Qais Al-Khazali, head of Asa’ib Ahl Al-Haq (League of the Righteous) militia against the Kurds, the K... Read more
Washington Kurdish Institute December 6, 2016, by Yousif Ismael After Turkey’s ruling party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP), ended the peace... Read more