Sarah Walker in Ecuador
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… Read more
John at Cape Point, in Cape Town, South Africa
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… Read more
Tarai in India with Thinking Beyond Borders (2013)
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… 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
I will always remember the very first day that I ever spent outside the United States. I was in a campground (yes, campground) in Paris, waiting to register my tent. I was behind a Japanese family using English with the Italian employees at this French business. It was an incredible… Read more
My name is Farah Rasool, and I am EPIC’s new Research and Liaison Intern. I am also a young Iraqi who was relocated to the United States with my family. I left Baghdad in 2006, after being threatened by armed groups, yet I have never stopped thinking about my home… Read more
Throughout my life, my mom has constantly urged me to give back to the community. As a College Republican, I walked precincts, made phone calls, and led student coalitions for local, statewide, and national candidates who I believed in. In my free time, I volunteered with special needs preschools, churches,… Read more
Growing up in the New York metro area the events of 9/11 certainly shaped my generation. Less than two years after 9/11 I was finishing high school and preparing to start college unsure of what to study. In the middle of all these events, the United States began the 2003… Read more
It’s one thing to talk about peace in Iraq, but achieving any kind of meaningful and tangible on-the-ground impact can be difficult to organize and execute (and even harder to fund). Yet since joining the EPIC team in August, I’ve had the privilege of joining an effort that aims to… Read more
Thanks to all who heard our call for a Conflict Resolution and helped spread the word! I am pleased to announce that we have found a terrific intern to help us research and design our on the ground projects in Iraq!
Thomas Oldfield is currently the Mustafa Barzani Graduate Peace… 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.