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Announcing Iraqi Academic Conference, Hosted by National Academies and the Embassy of Iraq

Washington, DC, March 08, 2009 --( Iraqi Academic Conference, Hosted by National Academies and Embassy of Iraq

The Cultural Office of the Embassy of Iraq in Washington, D.C., will be holding its very first conference for Iraqi-American academics and professionals to help improve and sustain higher education in Iraq in the sciences, engineering, medicine and the humanities.

The "Iraqi Academic Conference" is co-hosted by The National Academies and shall take place on March 14 & 15, 2009 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. The conference will both celebrate and support the development of Iraqi educational systems by providing a forum to discuss how higher education in Iraq may be improved and sustained. Invitees to the conference will include Iraqi government officials and academics and higher education professionals from both Iraq and the United States. Contributors to the event will include professors from Iraqi universities and United States-based academics, including active and emeritus Iraqi-American professors.

The two-day event will consist of an opening ceremony, the presentation of the "Iraqi Talent Award" honoring distinguished Iraqi academics in various disciplines, panel discussions about higher education in Iraq, and exhibitions of Iraqi archeology and artwork. Evening musical concerts featuring Iraqi traditional music will be held on Saturday and Sunday at the Smithsonian American Indian Museum.

The event will give academics and scientists from both the U.S. and Iraq an opportunity to meet each other and celebrate their achievements. This conference will be an invaluable tool for building bridges between American and Iraqi people and fostering active cooperation of educational and scientific institutions in both nations.


Iraqi Cultural Office, Embassy of Iraq 1638 R Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
Phone: (202) 986-2626
Fax: (202) 986-2291

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Iraqi Cultural Office
Prof., Hadi Al Khalili, MD
Iraqi Cultural Office, Embassy of Iraq
1638 R Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
Fax: (202) 986-2291

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