IRIS Hosts Second Session of Iraq Leadership Fellows (ILF)

The Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) hosted the second session of the Iraq Leadership Fellows (ILF) Program at AUIS from March 5-7, 2018. The ILF Program equips young, engaged Iraqis with skills on campaigning, community organizing, and advocacy techniques through training workshops led by international instructors. Through the... Read More

IRIS and KAS Launch Iraq Leadership Fellows Program

In cooperation with the Syria/Iraq Office of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, the Institute of Regional and International Studies launched a Leadership Fellows Program for Iraqi actors of media, politics and civil society. Participants of the cohorts receive three trainings a year on leadership skills, democratic participation and political responsibility. The program... Read More

AUIS Partners with CIPE on Training for Iraqi Academics

The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS), in partnership with the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) held a seminar for high-level trainers in Iraq. The training, provided by the Leadership Academy for Development (LAD-IQ), was designed for faculty and trainers at policy-focused universities or institutions. The six-day course took... Read More

AUIS Hosts Leadership Academy Training for Iraqi Professionals

The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) hosted the first class of the Leadership Academy for Development-Iraq (LAD-IQ) training program from July 1-6. The program is a partnership with Dr. Francis Fukuyama’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University and the Center for International... Read More

IRIS Dialogues | "Iraq's Economy in Transition"

On Sunday, March 11, IRIS hosted the inaugural IRIS Dialogues titled “Iraq’s Economy in Transition,” a day of panels dedicated to capitalizing on the February 13-14 Kuwait Conference for Reconstruction of Iraq. The panels focused on overcoming the war economy, increasing private sector participation, growing and integrating local economies, and... Read More

IRIS Supports Civic Education with the Independent High Electoral Commission

On Thursday April 5, IRIS hosted a presentation and roundtable led by the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) in Sulaymaniyah at AUIS. The goal was to educate voters, provide information about the new electronic voting system, and encourage citizen participation in the electoral processes in Kurdistan Region and Iraq. Hawre... Read More

IRIS Hosts U.S. Consul General in Erbil, Ken Gross

On November 28, 2017, IRIS hosted the United States Consul General in Erbil, Ken Gross, at an event titled “Charting a Path Forward for the Kurdistan Region and Iraq” to discuss U.S., regional and local policies in the aftermath of the referendum and the war against ISIS. Consul General Gross... Read More

AUIS Global Entrepreneurship Week

On November 16, 2017, IRIS hosted an informal discussion and Q & A session with entrepreneurs in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week (“GEW”), a weeklong worldwide event hosted by the Global Entrepreneurship Network (“GEN”). GEN is a group aimed at providing support to aspiring... Read More