About LAD - IQ

The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) had partnered with the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), the Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University, with funding from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) to host a course for high-level trainers in Iraq. The course was designed and delivered by a team of professors from Stanford University’s Leadership Academy for Development under the guidance of Professor Francis Fukuyama. This six-day course was designed to develop skills that faculty in policy-focused universities and training institutions used to develop interactive and participant-centered teaching styles and skills in case writing.

The program included three separate training sessions:

  • The first course--a training of trainers (TOT)--took place from March 11-17, 2018, in Amman, Jordan, and focused on developing case study teaching methods and equipping faculty with skills to effectively incorporate case studies into their classes. It was attended by 20 academics and professional trainers from all over Iraq. Read more about the first course here.
  • The second course--focused on public policy and private sector development--took place from July 1-6, 2018, on the AUIS campus in Sulaimani. Read more about it here.
  • The third and final course, again focused on public policy and private sector development, occurred from August 26-30 and involved the direct participation of Francis Fukuyama.