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 Insitute Yousif Ismael June 30, 2017 The People’s Defense Units (YPG) released a statement concerning the recent attacks and violat... Read more
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