At least once a 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… Read more
EPIC field office in Iraq 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… Read more
Unfortunately, women and children typically face more setbacks and trauma in times of conflict. Even during times of peace, many women and girls still endure gender and structural violence. All individuals have the right to live their lives without fear, conflict, or threat of violence. Thus, my decision to pursue… Read more
My name is Tanesha Singletary, and I am a second year Masters candidate in International Affairs at American University’s School of International Service (SIS). At SIS, I am a part of the Comparative and Regional Studies program with a regional focus on the Middle East. My interests in the field… Read more
When I was little, I loved solving puzzles. There was very little more satisfying than finally figuring out a riddle, or solving a logic problem, or beating a particularly tricky computer game. As I got older, the puzzles got bigger, more complicated, and infinitely more interesting. The harder a… Read more
“Do you speak English?” was a favorite phrase of mine for the first two weeks of my three-month experience in Amman, Jordan this past summer. Living my life according to the adage, “Adventure is the best way to learn,” I took off for the journey with only four brief semesters… Read more
My mom bought me my first pair of tap shoes when I was five so that I could release my pent-up energy in a productive, artistic manner instead of banging pots with a spatula in my kitchen. Fast-forward to the present, the nascent stage of my adult life, and I… Read more
My name is John Chisholm, and I am a rising senior at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). As an International Studies major, I study the history, culture and politics of many different countries. As my second year of college came to a close, many of my classmates and… Read more
My name is Tarai Zemba, and I am a rising junior at Scripps College in Claremont, California (though I am originally from Rhode Island). I am a politics and international relations major with a minor in Spanish, and I first became fascinated by international development while abroad on a gap… Read more
Many people might think that the question, “Why does Iraq still matter?” should be easy for an Iraqi like myself to answer. However, it is actually very difficult because in order to answer I must include my entire life; my family, my friends, my memories, and my country.
I was… Read more
Enabling Peace in Iraq Center is an independent 501(c)3 organization dedicated to supporting Iraqi efforts to improve governance and human rights, build peace, and address climate change.