Iraq Action Days
In April of 2008, EPIC joined Amnesty International in a leadership role organizing a National Iraq Forum.
These Iraq Action Days brought together a diverse collection of experts, from government officials to aid workers, to discuss the current state of Iraq and what actions were called for.
Introduction by Conference Organizers
Erik Gustafson, Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC)
Zahir Janmohamed, Amnesty International
Ambassador Edward W. Gnehm Jr., Former U.S. Ambassador to Jordan, Australia & Kuwait
His Excellency Samir Shakir Mahmoud Sumaida’ie, Iraq’s Ambassador to the U.S.
The Hon. John D. Dingell, Representative of Michigan’s 15th District & the senior most member of the U.S. House of Representatives
Panel I. Understanding the Conflict in Iraq & Current Trends
Marc Lynch, George Washington University
Phebe Marr, Historian of Modern Iraq & Middle East Consultant
Nabil al-Tikriti, U.S. Institute for Peace
Panel II. Understanding the Displaced and Most Vulnerable
Elizabeth Campbell, Refugee Council USA
Radhouane Nouicer, UN Refugee Agency
Dana Graber Ladek, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Bob Carey, International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Joshua van Praag, Producer, Iraqis in Egypt: Time is Running Out
Panel III. Assessing the U.S. & International Response to the Crisis
Kathleen Newland, Migration Policy Institute
The Hon. Samuel M. Witten, U.S. Dept. of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees & Migration
Ken Bacon, Refugees International
Rabih Torbay, International Medical Corps (IMC)
Panel IV. Exploring the Best Way Forward
Beth Ferris, Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement
Bill Frelick, Human Rights Watch
Dina R. Khoury, George Washington University
Gregory C. Gottlieb, USAID, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict & Humanitarian Assistance
Heather Hanson, Mercy Corps, Director of Public Affairs
Thank you again to our partners for making this event possible.