Dr. Douglas Layton
Dr. Layton has a doctorate in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and has lived and worked in Kurdistan for over 22 years in various capacities including the US State Department Country Director of Health Care Partnerships and as the National Director for Kurdistan Development Corporation. He has written several books on Kurdish History and is the founder the first American English language school in Kurdistan.
He was the originator of the term “The Other Iraq” used by many media outlets and governments today. He initiated the successful International PR campaign titled Kurdistan: The Other Iraq shown on major news outlets such as CNN, FOX, CBS and BBC.
He has traveled to more than 100 countries and is the founder of several International relief and development NGOs. He now resides in Florida and travels to Kurdistan on a regular basis.