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Welcome to Our Summer 2018 Interns!

Three times per year, EPIC welcomes a new cohort of interns – young professionals seeking to add practical experience to their academic backgrounds in humanitarian affairs, international relations, security studies, political science, public relations, and beyond. We are grateful for their contributions to our research, action, and advocacy, and for the opportunity to connect them to Iraq and its people. Please join us in welcoming our Summer 2018 interns: Savva, Dalia, Jesse, and Tamara!   Savva Martyshev is an undergraduate student at Davidson College pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies. Savva’s focus primarily lies in international politics

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Information for Iraqis in the U.S. Interested in Voting in May 12 Elections

  This information is reposted from our friends at the Iraqi-American Young Professionals for Iraqis in the U.S. interested in voting in Iraq’s May Parliamentary elections: Iraqis living in the U.S. who are interested in voting in the May elections can do so May 10 and May 11. Make sure you have everything required, but remember that the right to vote is a constitutionally protected right that no one can take away without a good reason. If a polling official says there is a problem with your documentation, ask to speak to the poll manager. Do not let them turn

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EPIC Open House – Wednesday May 9

As you may know, we recently moved our Washington office to the historic Uline Arena, a cost-friendly location that better suits our needs and keeps us close to the center of advocacy action. As the warm weather arrives, we are excited to invite you to join us for an Open House Happy Hour at our new space! Open House Happy Hour Wednesday, May 9, 2018 6 – 8 PM EPIC Office Terrace 1140 Third Street NE Washington, DC 20002 There is no cost to attend, although donations are always welcome. Snacks and drinks will be available as we enjoy each other’s company and share details about

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Run or walk “In Their Shoes” with EPIC!

Looking for a fun excuse to get outside this spring? Then join us on Saturday, May 5th for the Iraqi Children Foundation‘s annual “In Their Shoes” 5k! Enjoy Iraqi music, food, and family-friendly activities! Invite your friends to take part and sign up before this Saturday to take advantage of the reduced registration fee – and be sure to select ‘Team EPIC‘ when you register! “In Their Shoes” 5k Run/Walk Saturday, May 5, 2018 7 to 11 AM – Rain or Shine US Patent and Trademark Office 600 Dulany Street   Old Town Alexandria, VA Events are free, $35 to race (before April 1): Sign Up Here The Iraqi Children

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Is Iraq Open for Business?

Iraq is seeking to fund post-ISIS reconstruction through private-sector growth and foreign direct investment, but structural challenges and regional geopolitical competition could derail this effort…

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We have moved!

As we recently shared, 2018 is starting out to be a year of hope and opportunity for sustained peace in Iraq and the staff at EPIC is working hard each day to enhance understanding of Iraq’s story, monitor the crisis to promote better public policy, and provide relief on the ground to those who need it most. We are excited to share that we recently moved our Washington office just a few blocks from our old address to a more cost-friendly location that better suits our needs, and keeps us close to the center of advocacy action: Education for Peace in Iraq Center 1140 Third Street NE Space 2138 Washington,

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Welcome to Our Spring 2018 Interns!

Three times per year, EPIC welcomes a new cohort of interns – young professionals seeking to add practical experience to their academic backgrounds in humanitarian affairs, international relations, security studies, political science, public relations, and beyond. We are grateful for their contributions to our research, action, and advocacy, and for the opportunity to connect them to Iraq and its people. Please join us in welcoming our Spring 2018 interns: Brennan, Francesca, and Stella! Brennan Smith is a graduate of Hamilton College, where she double majored in American Studies and Government. Her focus was on the relationship between the United States and the Middle East.

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#34: Corruption and Reconstruction – Lessons Learned

On this edition of Iraq Matters, Stuart Bowen examines the lessons learned during his ten years as Special Inspector-General for Iraq Reconstruction and how those lessons should be applied to the next phase in Iraq’s post-ISIS recovery.

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Before Midnight…

Since 2014, EPIC has delivered emergency assistance to more than 60,000 displaced men, women, and children affected by violence in Iraq…and in 2018, we will do even more with your support. Our fiscal year comes to a close at midnight tonight and we need your fully tax-deductible gift to help finish our year strong. Please… Give $25 RIGHT NOW >> Give $50 RIGHT NOW >> Give $100 RIGHT NOW >> Give $250 RIGHT NOW >> Give $500 RIGHT NOW >> Or donate any other amount! Read more about how your generosity will have a substantial impact in 2018 and please make your contribution before midnight tonight. Have

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Looking Ahead to 2018

The progress of peace over the past year in Iraq marks a most significant turning point toward hope and opportunity. In the coming year, we must join together and continue to support Iraq’s next steps toward lasting security and prosperity so that peace can endure for generations to come. We recently shared the story of the young people in the photo above, who we met this past summer during a trip to Mosul shortly after ISIS was driven from the city. They created a brief skit that tells the story of their ordeal – and their dedication to what comes next. EPIC is committed to

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A Year-End Gift

We hope that the recent recap of our efforts in 2017 has inspired you to make a year-end gift to EPIC. Every donation we receive between now and midnight on New Years Eve is very much needed as we close out our fiscal year and press in to 2018 with renewed commitment to Iraq’s future. Make a gift online: www.enablingpeace.org/donate Over the phone: (202) 688-3488 Or by sending a check to: EPIC 900 2nd Street NE, Suite 216 Washington, DC 20002 Please make a contribution today. And thank you for being a part of the EPIC community as we promote peace and prosperity in Iraq.

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Looking Back on 2017

Right now, Iraq is poised to break the cycle of violence that has spun within its borders for decades. To capitalize on this moment, the Education for Peace in Iraq Center cannot and will not stop in our efforts to lend support. For nearly 20 years, you have stood by us as we rallied against crippling economic sanctions on Iraq in the 1990s, raised our voices to question the rush to war in 2003, and pressed the Obama and Trump administrations to protect civilians, provide humanitarian relief, and commit to strengthening civil society. At this critical moment for Iraq, we need you to continue to

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