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
It is with mixed emotions that I write to inform our friends that EPIC’s Program Manager, Taif Jany, will be leaving us at the end of this month to join a progressive advocacy group here in Washington, DC.
Taif came to us as an intern in 2013, and it was… Read more
On December 1, Mark Seaman began as EPIC’s first Director of Development and Communications. In his role, Mark will be responsible for growing our relationships with foundations and corporate donors, planning events for those in our network, working with the media to spotlight our work, and bringing to everyone’s attention… Read more
Sarah at the Berlin Wall while studying EU politics in Germany.
My name is Sarah Chaney (soon to be Reichenbach) and I am the new Communications Intern here at EPIC. I am looking forward to exploring the intricacies of the humanitarian crises in Iraq and helping EPIC spread awareness of… Read more
Jessica in Chinchero, Peru.
My name is Jessica Throwe and I am extremely excited to be a part of the 2014 EPIC summer intern team, where I will have the opportunity to explore my passion for working with international non-profits. I will be attending the University of Maryland in the… Read more
Mark at the Mount of the Holy Cross in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado.
My name is Mark Abman and I recently graduated from Occidental College. As a Diplomacy and world Affairs major I emphasized in Middle East politics and international security. Throughout the time I had the privilege to study… Read more
Miriam in London, England at the King’s Cross – Platform 9 3/4.
My name is Miriam Ellis and I am entering my second year in an International Development and Service master’s program. While my undergraduate career focused mostly on Eastern Africa, it was my internship opportunities that sparked my curiosity… Read more
Asha in Gujarat, India
My name is Asha Athman, and I am proud to be apart of the 2014 Summer Internship team at the Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC). I am a rising sophomore at George Mason University where I am studying Global Affairs with a concentration in… Read more
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
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
The Education for Peace in Iraq Center is an independent 501(c)3 organization committed to lasting peace
and empowering youth in Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan.