On November 7, 2022, the US Consul General, Mr. Irvin Hicks, along with Mr. Joshua Lewis, the political affairs officer, and Ms. Zuleikha Saadi, Iraqi Cultural Advisor, visited the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani and met with the CGDS team. The Director of CGDS, Dr. Choman Hardi, provided an overview of the organization's history, as well as a summary of current activities and future plans. There was an exchange of information and discussion regarding possible future collaborations, as well as updates regarding various projects. During the meeting, the importance of international cooperation and visible support was also discussed. CGDS team members Dr. Twana Abdulrahman, Research Fellow, Ms. Savan Abdulrahman, Research Assistant, and Ms. Shanya Mohammed, Project Officer, were also present.