U.S. Embassy hosts a roundtable discussing Iraq’s Anti-Domestic Violence Law

This week, the U.S. Embassy hosted a roundtable discussion on the current status of Iraq’s Anti-Domestic Violence Law. Attendees included recent Iraqi participants in an International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) on “Domestic Violence, Women’s and Children’s Issues” which took place in the United States. The guests’ inspiring stories, passion, and optimism on this difficult issue ...
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IDP students celebrate their graduation from ACCESS program.

It was exciting to see one hundred IDP students celebrating their graduation from the U.S. funded English Language ACCESS program at a ceremony on September 29th in Kirkuk. The students presented short plays, songs, poems, and speeches demonstrating their improved English language abilities. Families shared in the proud moment and expressed their appreciation to the ...
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Iraqi academics visit U.S. Universities as Fulbright Visiting Scholars

The Fulbright tradition continues! 22 Iraqi academics visited Texas at Austin University, Delaware University and University of Central Oklahoma as Fulbright Visiting Scholars to engage with their American counterparts for academic mentorship and educational development like improving curricula, teaching methodologies and lab equipment. They also attended an academic and cultural workshop in Washington D.C. in ...
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Iraqi students visit the University of Arkansas as part of the IYLEP program

Iraqi students visited the University of Arkansas as part of the IYLEP program! They took tours in the labs and classrooms, saw the biomedical robots and met with professors. The students are sent to varying locations across the United States; they stopped in Detroit before Northwest Arkansas and traveled to Washington, D.C., after they left. ...
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Regional English Language Officer meets with the Embassy program graduates

Recently the Embassy’s Regional English Language Officer met with 26 graduates of three different English language programs: American English Webinars, American English -Teacher courses and the English Language Specialist Program, at the Information Resource Center at University of Baghdad. He handed out the certificates and books to the graduates and discussed the future of the ...
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Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright Program

On May 15, 2017, the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad held a reception to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright Program, America’s premier academic exchange program. Since 1946, over 370,000 students and scholars from 160 different countries have participated in the program, including over 500 Iraqi artists, writers, politicians, scientists, business executives, and educators. No ...
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Ambassador Silliman meets with a group of Iraqi students and graduates

On Tuesday December 13, 2016 , AMB Silliman and Arsalan Suleman, the Acting U.S. Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, met a group of civic-minded undergraduates and recent college graduates to discuss issues such as human rights, countering violent extremism, health, education, entrepreneurship, and science and technology.        
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