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Books for Mosul Campaign

Remembering the Al-Mutanabbi Street bombing eleven years ago today

Eleven years ago on this day, March 5, a car bomb targeted Baghdad’s historic open-air book market—Al-Mutanabbi Street. During this attack, 26 lives were lost and countless others were injured. Al-Mutanabbi Street was named after one of the greatest poets of the Arabic language, the 10th century classical Iraqi poet Al-Mutanabbi. His legacy lends to  Continue Reading »

Welcome our new Staff!

Jessica Belt Saem Eldahr selected as next Executive Director Jessy has been with IARP in her role as Deputy Director for the past two and a half years and is honored to have been selected as the next Executive Director. Jessy holds a BA from the University of Minnesota in Global Studies with a focus  Continue Reading »

A letter from Kathy McKay as she steps into new role of board member emeritus

Dear Friends, I want to be among the first to congratulate our new leadership at IARP. As of February 5th Jessica Belt Saem Eldahr has taken on the full responsibilities of the Executive Director. Over the past two and a half years, in her position of Deputy Director, Jessy has handled major responsibilities of the  Continue Reading »

Meet our intern: Michael Salzman

Hi, I’m Michael Salzman. I’m a senior at Macalester College studying Arabic and the history and politics of the Middle East. In 2014, I worked for the D.C.-based nonprofit New Story Leadership, where I worked to bring Israelis and Palestinians together to discuss their own stories. My studies since then have focused on the unique  Continue Reading »

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