Category Archives: EPIC Staff

Welcome EPIC’s New Program Assistant!

We are thrilled to announce that Matthew Schweitzer began this week as EPIC’s new Program Assistant! Fluent in Arabic, Matthew has spent considerable time in Iraq examining the intersection of conflict, political development, and culture. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Al Jazeera, Le Monde Diplomatique, and… Read more

Eleven Years Later: Sharing My Story for the First Time

Reminiscing about my youth in Iraq On the evening of March 19, 2003, my family and I were gathered in our home in southern Baghdad watching a government spokesman on television announce that another war was approaching. Just after 9:30pm Baghdad time, we heard the first missiles fly over our… Read more

New EPIC Intern: Seeking Solutions

Ruwani in Beirut My name is Ruwani Dharmakirthi and I am a new intern at EPIC. I am a graduate student at Florida State University, working on my M.A. in International Affairs and graduate certificate in Emergency Management and Homeland Security. During my graduate career I have focused on International… Read more