By now you have seen the news. Iraq is in crisis.
The advance of the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) across western and northern Iraq has forced over 1.4 million people to flee their homes this year. Families fleeing or trapped by ISIS are facing extreme… Read more
The advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in Iraq and corresponding events, along with ISIS’s effective use of social media, have given rise to narratives across the world of media. Some of those narratives are thoughtless overreactions to the sudden appearance of ISIS on the world… Read more
The Education for Peace in Iraq Center is ramping up our response to help Syrian refugees in Iraq, alongside our continuing commitment to invest in young Iraqis.
Last night, I returned from two weeks of Picturing Change with some really impressive students at American University in Iraq – Sulaimani (AUIS).… Read more
With only two months passing into the new year, there have been many remarkable developments at EPIC. For all of us on EPIC’s team, it has been a very exciting time and we would like to share a few of these developments with you.
First, we are pleased to welcome… Read more
As the founder and director of the Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC), I am writing to ask you for your continued support.
Please consider making an investment in EPIC this holiday season with a year-end tax-deductible contribution toward our work to empower young people for peace in Iraq.… Read more
This holiday season, consider making an investment in the power of youth to bring peace to the world.
Please support the Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC) with a year-end tax-deductible contribution toward our work to promote peace and empower young people.
Young people like Hawre, one of the… Read more
NOTE: The full commentary offered below appears in our most recent IRAQ MATTERS podcast available here. The commentary begins at 2:36.
Shortly after the departure of the last U.S. troops from Iraq nearly two years ago, President Obama and Iraq’s Prime Minister — Nouri al-Maliki — held a joint… Read more
Greetings dear friends,
I am writing to you from Arbat refugee camp outside Sulaimani in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, and I have some very important news to share with you.
President Barack Obama has just announced that he will meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki at the White House on … Read more
Today is World Refugee Day, a day when the world takes time to honor the resilience of forcibly displaced people throughout the world.
Last year alone 7.6 million people around the world were forced to flee conflict or persecution, adding to an estimated total of 45.2 million displaced people worldwide.… Read more
As reported by Kelly McEvers (@KellyMcEvers) this morning on NPR, Iraqis are facing the worst violence since the country’s sectarian war of 2006 and 2007.
Since April, waves of car bombs and other sectarian attacks targeting civilians have killed thousands. The Syrian civil war and the Iraqi government’s deadly… Read more