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We are thrilled to announce the addition of Ayad Amin to the EPIC team! Ayad will be coordinating our newest program, the Connection Initiative. In partnership with Professionals for a Better Iraq and with funding from the National Endowment for Democracy, EPIC’s Connection Initiative will seek to connect members of the Iraqi diaspora living in the United States with civil society organizations in their native Iraq who need their time and talent. Since arriving in the U.S. from Iraq in 2006, Ayad has worked with a number of refugee resettlement and aid organizations in the Washington, DC area, including five years with the Iraqi Cultural Center, where he helped promote mutual understanding
As nearly one million people remain displaced from Mosul and its surroundings, a plan to reconcile differences and rebuild cooperatively is critical for breaking the cycle of violence in Iraq. Our recent publications cover past lessons that may be useful in shaping Iraq’s future…
The people of Iraq have successfully liberated the city of Mosul from the grips of ISIS after a nine month battle that claimed the lives of thousands of innocent civilians and left 70% of the city’s western half in near ruin. The result of ISIS brutality, 750,000 people remain displaced from their homes and in stark need of food, water, and medicine. This Friday, I will travel to Iraq on a field mission to assess our efforts to help Iraq rebuild and bridge gaps in critical services. Before I go, I had the opportunity to sit down with the individual responsible for these efforts on a national
Due to some difficulty with audio, below is a transcript of our IRAQ MATTERS Podcast #31: Reconstructing Iraq After ISIS. To listen to this episode, click here.
Security challenges facing Baghdad after ISIS may not be so different from those that existed before 2014.
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 2017 interns: Yousuf, Tara, and Calvin! Yousuf Eltagouri is a rising senior at The George Washington University studying International Affairs with a minor in Arabic. Yousuf’s deep passion in Middle East Policy and regional development began as a