American University of Iraq-Baghdad American Space hosted an all-women’s iftar

On April 20, American University of Iraq-Baghdad American Space hosted an all-women’s iftar – PAS’s first since 2019 – at the university’s mudheif, a replica of a traditional floating house found in the marsh areas of southern Iraq. The youth-focused iftar welcomed women from our flagship youth exchange program, the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program, …

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Deputy of Public Affairs Officer Scott Bolz Visits the Iraq Space Center

On February 5, Deputy of Public Affairs Officer Scott Bolz visited the Level-Up classes at the Iraq Space Center. A seven-month virtual program, Level-Up prepares Iraqi women currently enrolled in university or who are recent university graduates to enter the private sector. Funded by PAS, this virtual workforce development program provided 100 participating students from …

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Public Affairs Officer Daniel Ernst Meets with Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research Officials

U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Daniel Ernst and Cultural Affair Officer Dale Kreisher met with high-level officials at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR) to discuss proposed projects and grants funded by the U.S. Embassy for Iraqi Universities. These projects will benefit universities in southern Iraq, and will support the construction of an Environmental …

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The United States has provided more than $100 million to support and improve higher education in Iraq

Happy World Education Day! Since 2004, the United States has provided more than $100 million to support and improve higher education in Iraq, forging new relationships and partnerships, supporting Iraqi development, and providing economic hope and opportunity for Iraqi citizens. Our vibrant exchange programs have provided research and career development opportunities to thousands of Iraqis. …

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Acting PAO Discusses Opportunities of Partnership and Collaboration with UKH

Acting Public Affairs Officer Jason Gallian met with Rubar Dizayee Acting Director of University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH)’s Career Development Center. They discussed the possibility of the U.S. Consulate General and UKH’s Career Development Center working together to provide workforce education and training and professional certification program.

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U.S. Government Grants AUK with $4 Million to Support American-Style Education

Consul General Robert Waller visited the American University of Kurdistan (AUK) and met with its president, Dr. Randall Rhodes. They announced the “Support to American-Style Higher Education in Iraq” program, with a $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of State. AUK is now partnered with six U.S. universities. This grant will support accreditation processes …

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Consul General Timmy Davis Visits Houston with a Delegation from Universities in Basrah

Consul General Timmy Davis accompanied a delegation from Basrah’s universities to visit Houston, Texas, as part of our commitment to deepen our partnership and foster the economic development of southern Iraq. The delegation attended the 2019 Offshore Technology Conference, the world’s largest oil show, celebrating its 50th Anniversary, and met with leadership at the University …

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Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (FTEA)

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is pleased to announce that the application period for the 2019-2020 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (FTEA) is now open until March 15, 2019. This program will provide Iraqi secondary-school teachers the opportunity to spend six weeks at a host institution in the United States to observe classrooms and …

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Chargé d’Affaires Joey Hood with Special Advisor for Global Youth Issues Andy Rabens hosts IYLEP alumni

Chargé d’Affaires Joey Hood with visiting Special Advisor for Global Youth Issues Andy Rabens hosted 60 alumni of the U.S. funded Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP). The gathering was a chance to celebrate a traditional U.S. Thanksgiving dinner and reconnect with an amazing group of Iraqi high school and college students. Happy Thanksgiving from …

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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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The 2019 Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Programs (IYLEP)

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for the 2019 Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP). IYLEP is the U.S. Government’s premier youth exchange program in Iraq, providing Iraqi students the opportunity to live in U.S. communities for four weeks in the summer. Students sharpen their leadership …

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The 2019 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is pleased to announce that the application period for the 2019 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program is now open until November 25, 2018.  In support of the U.S.–Iraq Strategic Framework Agreement, this program will provide 25 Iraqi scholars the opportunity to spend 10 weeks at a U.S. university to undertake activities …

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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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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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