Consul General in Erbil Virtually Meets President and Students of Sulaimaniya University

The U.S. Consul General in Erbil Steve Fagin met virtually with Dr. Ridha Hassan Hussein, President of Sulaimaniya University and students to discuss future academic collaboration, the impact of COVID19 and recent activities organized by the American Corner in Sulaimaniya. Consul General Fagin encouraged the university students and staff to apply for exchange programs sponsored …

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The U.S. Mission in Iraq Announces the 2021-2023 Fulbright Foreign Student Program

The United States Embassy is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2021-2023 Fulbright Foreign Student Program.  This prestigious and competitive scholarship program provides outstanding students and professionals with the opportunity to obtain Master’s degrees at U.S. universities. Launched in 1946 by the U.S. Congress and the late U.S. Senator William …

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Consul General Fagin Meets Fulbright Alumni

Consul General Steve Fagin met with alumni of the Fulbright Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship and congratulated them on the successful completion of their program. The participants completed their programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Penn State University. The Consul General spoke about the importance of these educational programs in improving the relationship between …

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CG Erbil welcomes its new Public Affairs Officer, Adrian Pratt

Erbil welcomes its new Public Affairs Officer, Adrian Pratt. Adrian is very excited about leading the Public Affairs team at the U.S. Consulate General in Erbil.  Adrian’s last posting was in The Hague, in the Netherlands. Before that he served in New Delhi and Wellington, New Zealand. Adrian will be managing grants to institutions working …

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Announcing 2019 “BETWEEN THE LINES” Program for Young Writers

Applications are now open for the 2019  “Between The Lines: Peace and the Writing Experience” BTL,  International Writing Program IWP for young writers (15-18 years old) which will be conducted at the University of Iowa for the period July 13 – July 27, 2019.  The program is sponsored by and jointly administered through the Bureau …

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Department of State’s Special Advisor for Global Youth Issues Andy Rabens meets with Iraqi youth leaders

During a stop in Baghdad, Department of State’s Special Advisor for Global Youth Issues Andy Rabens met with youth leaders and community support professionals who are assisting Iraqi youth impacted by the effects of ISIS. Their work to help young Iraqi’s recover and move forward was an inspiration and showed the power of local Iraqi …

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The U.S. Consulate General Erbil hosts a training workshop for American Corner staff

The  U.S. Consulate General Erbil  hosted a training workshop for American Corner staff engaged in supporting locations throughout  #Iraq . Ms. Sommers Pierce, Director of American Spaces-Vienna and regional public engagement specialist, led the workshop. Ten participants representing American Corner locations in  #Baghdad#Duhok#Sulaimaniya#Erbil , and  #Najaf , attended and were joined by special guests from the  #Iraqi  Ministry of Culture. …

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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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Iraqis in the U.S. participating in the Digital Media Program

The U.S. Embassy has sent a group of Iraqi journalists and social media practitioners to the United States for a two-week #DigitalMediaProgram . The program aims to expose the participants to modern practices in digital media and also connect them with American and international media and press organizations. First stop: Washington, D.C. While in Washington, the …

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U.S. Embassy Baghdad Celebrates World Press Freedom Day

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad was proud to celebrate World Press Freedom Day alongside the National Union of Iraqi Journalists, the Iraqi Women Journalists Forum, and the Journalistic Freedom Observatory in a special event at The Station on May 3. We hosted two discussion panels on the topic of “War Correspondents” and “The Role of …

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Official Iraqi Spokespersons Attend the Daily Press Briefing of the U.S. State Department

Today the delegation of official Iraqi spokespersons attended the daily press briefing with the official spokesperson of the U.S. State Department, Heather Nauert. After the briefing, Ms. Nauert and the spokespersons exchanged ideas on how we can work together to fight the scourge of extremist messaging that threatens both our countries. This Embassy-funded visit highlights …

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Official Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga Spokespersons Visit Washington

Official spokespersons from the Government of Iraq and Kurdish Peshmerga are in Washington this week to meet their counterparts from the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Department of State. An amazing sign of bilateral friendship and a symbol of the U.S. commitment to a federal, democratic, unified, and prosperous Iraq!

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Ambassador Silliman Roundtable with Iraqi Local Media

In roundtable session with Iraqi Journalists U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Silliman commended the bravery of all the Iraqis fighting to liberate Mosul from Da’esh. He noted that the battle to free Mosul is difficult because of the size of the city and the “abomination” of Da’esh using civilians as human shields and attacking aid-distribution …

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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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