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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.
||Season 2 premiere: Preventing a “Lost Generation” of Syrian children||Welcome to the premiere of our new season of IRAQ MATTERS: an EPIC podcast of news, ideas and conversations about Iraq. - The numbers are unimaginable. As the terrible war in Syria continues with no end in sight, more than 2.||6/3/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 12: Our BIG Season Finale: Celebrating Why Iraq Matters||They’re smart, motivated, and ready to change the world. Who? They are the young participants of Iraq’s first ever PhotoVoice project. In our season finale, EPIC Program Associate Taif Jany chats with Executive Director Erik Gustafson about his most r||4/1/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 11: Bridging Cultures through Higher Education: The Iraqi Student Project||The 2003 occupation of Iraq and subsequent increase in violence left many young Iraqis displaced and unable to pursue their higher education. For this reason, Gabe and Theresa, a couple from upstate New York, decided to start the Iraqi Student Project.||2/11/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 10: Is Peace in Iraq Possible? The Story of “Little Iraq”||In this episode of Iraq Matters, EPIC tackles a vital question that is critical to Iraq's future: Is it possible for Iraq's diverse ethnic communities to live peacefully together? But before we answer this question,||1/27/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 9: Making a List and Checking it Twice||To mark the two year anniversary of the U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq, we talk with Kirk Johnson, author of “To Be A Friend is Fatal” and founder of The List Project, an organization dedicated to helping the Iraqis America left behind.||12/19/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 8: Covering the White House: a conversation with Yasmeen Alamiri||For this week’s episode, Iraq Matters sits down with the groundbreaking Iraqi-American journalist and longtime White House correspondent Yasmeen Alamiri. Yasmeen currently works both as a reporter and producer with Al-Arabiya.||12/3/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 7: Veterans Perspectives on Iraq||Today, Iraq Matters sits down with three Iraq veterans to discuss their unique perspectives gained while deployed in Iraq. All three have made the commitment to continue their mission in Iraq. In addition, Erik Gustafson,||11/15/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 6: Maliki’s Meeting with Obama||Today, Iraq Matters sits down with Ahmed Ali, Iraq analyst from the Institute for the Study of War, to discuss today's meeting between Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and President Obama. This is the first time in nearly two years these two men last sat...||11/1/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 5: Baghdad’s message to Washinghton||Despite growing security concerns in the Middle East region with the ongoing conflict in Syria, Iraq remains one of the fastest growing economies in the world. This week, our Iraq Matters podcast focuses on Baghdad’s message to Washington DC for a ren||10/14/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 4: Higher Education in Iraq||This week, our focus is on higher education in Iraq and the story of the American University of Iraq – Sulaimani (AUIS) – a student-centered American-style university established in 2007. - Our executive director,||9/26/13||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.