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A podcast by the Education for Peace in Iraq Center that covers news and conversations about Iraq. We speak with scholars, analysts, Iraqis, and Americans who have Iraq in their story to learn more about current events and culture in Iraq.
||#34: Corruption and Reconstruction – Lessons Learned||On this edition of Iraq Matters, Stuart Bowen examines the lessons learned during his ten years as Special Inspector-General for Iraq Reconstruction and how those lessons should be applied to the next phase in Iraq's post-ISIS recovery.||1/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||#33: What is next for Iraqi Kurdistan?||On this edition of Iraq Matters, Iraqi Kurdistan expert Bilal Wahab explains the implications of the September 25 referendum and answers crucial questions on what comes next for the region.||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||#32: Yazidi Women and Conflict in Northern Iraq||On this edition of Iraq Matters, noted British writer and journalist Cathy Otten explains the situation facing Yazidi families - particularly women and girls - as ISIS is driven out of their homeland in northern Iraq.||8/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||#31: Reconstructing Iraq After ISIS||On this edition of Iraq Matters, President of Iraq's Reconstruction Fund, Dr. Mustafa al-Hiti, explains the stark needs facing Iraq after ISIS, and the steps underway to rebuild his country's future.||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||#30: Remembering Mutanabbi Street 10 Years Later||On this edition of Iraq Matters, Moussa al-Naseri, a Baghdad native and witness to the 2007 Mutanabbi Street bombing, and Sarah Browning, renowned poet and peace advocate, commemorate Baghdad's rich history of poetry and literature and examine how thos.||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||#29: How are Refugees Resettled in the US?||On this edition of Iraq Matters, Jen Smyers of Church World Service discusses the history of the US refugee resettlement program, explains the process by which refugees are vetted, and outlines why that vetting process might be of concern.||2/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||#28: Displacements Beyond Mosul||On this edition of Iraq Matters, we are pleased to welcome Daryl Grisgraber of Refugees International who recently returned from Iraq. While there, she visited displacement camps in both central and northern Iraq, and met with displaced families,||10/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||#27: What happens to Mosul after ISIS?||On this edition of Iraq Matters, we ask Christine van den Toorn from the American University of Iraq how northern Iraq, which has long been shaped by ethnic factions vying for power, will be governed as it rebuilds and repopulates.||9/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||#26: Civil Society and Youth Respond to Iraq’s Needs||On this edition of Iraq Matters, we speak with Hala al-Sarraf, one woman who is going to extraordinary measures to help meet the needs of vulnerable families in Iraq. Listen as she discusses how Iraqi civil society groups are operating in Iraq's diffic.||5/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||#25: Poetry and the Evolution of Free Speech in Iraq||EPIC Program Manager Taif Jany talks with celebrated Iraqi poet, activist, and human rights lawyer Amal al-Jubouri about the challenges to free speech that she faced prior to the 2003 US-led invasion, the importance of sharing Iraq's story with the wor.||3/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
This podcast was very informative. I especially enjoyed the interview with Ahmed Ali. I now know how the Iraqi Government functions; something which I have been curious about for quite some time. Additionally, I have now read some of Ahmed's blogs and postings at the Institute for the Study of War and I am quite impressed at the quality of his analysis. Perhaps next episode include a piece explaining the role of the Iraqi president? What exactly are the president's duties compared to the Prime Ministers?
An epic undertaking worthy of sharing widely
Very excited to stumble across a podcast dedicated to Iraq, the urgency of current developments, and interesting topics about the country's rich cultural diversity and history. The passion of the team behind the show shines through, and the content is invaluable for anyone interested in Iraq and the region.
I love listening to Iraq Matters. It gives you such a unique and different perspective on Iraq related issues that you do not get to hear otherwise on your usual media outlets outthere. Highly recommend