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  • Ambassador Beecroft Gives Remarks (Embassy Image)

    Opening of Baghdad Education Fair

    On September 28, Ambassador Stephen Beecroft joined Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in opening the Third Annual Baghdad Education Fair at the Al Rasheed Hotel.

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    President Obama Speaks at UN General Assembly

    President Obama: Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen: Each year we come together to reaffirm the founding vision of this institution.

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    EducationUSA at Baghdad Education Fair

    Visit the EducationUSA booth and meet with representatives from over 30 U.S. universities at the 3rd Baghdad Education Fair – September 29-30 at the Al Rasheed Hotel. Download your official EducationUSA program book here. (PDF)

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    AMB Beecroft and DAS McGurk Meet with Iraqi FM

    On September 16, Ambassador R. Stephen Beecroft and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Iraq and Iran Brett McGurk met with Iraqi Foreign Minister Mr. Hoshyar Zebari at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

News from the Embassy

Recent and Current Embassy Activities

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    U.S. Embassy Experts Help Modernize Iraqi Scholarship Program

    The U.S. Embassy brought two senior administrators from Stanford University to host a week-long workshop on modernization and transparency for the department heads and unit directors of the Prime Minister's Higher Committee for Education Development (HCED), a scholarship program that funds 1000 Iraqi graduates per year to pursue advanced degrees abroad. 

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    U.S. Embassy Helps Iraqi Journalists Develop Social Media Skills

    The U.S. Embassy sponsored a six-day social media journalism training workshop in Amman, Jordan for 14 Iraqi journalists from various provinces. The workshop, which included role playing, case studies, and hands-on practice, focused on... 

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    Intensive Training Program for Iraqi Teachers Begins in Arizona

    Twenty-one Iraqi teachers of English language started their Arizona State University (ASU) intensive teacher training program. Hosted by the ASU English Department and sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, the six-week program is designed to strengthen the Iraqi teachers’ knowledge... 

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    Education Experts Help Strengthen Iraqi International Student Programs

    U.S. Embassy Baghdad is hosting two senior administrators from Stanford University from August 25 to September 3 to partner with the Government of Iraq in expanding graduate degree opportunities for Iraqi students in the United States.  Read the Full Press Release »

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    Arab League, U.S. Launch Open Book Project

    High-quality educational materials, especially on science and technology, will be available for free online in the Arabic language, thanks to the Open Book Project being developed by the U.S. Department of State in cooperation with the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO).  Arabic »

News from the Region

Emergency Messages for U.S. Citizens

  • Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens - 09/29/13
    Consulate General Erbil is currently monitoring reports of an apparent coordinated attack on the Asayish Headquarters in Erbil involving multiple vehicle borne improvised explosive devices and small arms fire (gunshots).  Authorities in the Kurdistan Regional Government are advising all persons to remain indoors and have informed the public that roads throughout the city are closed.  The Consulate encourages all U.S. Citizens in the city of Erbil to heed these messages.
  • Iraq Travel Warning

    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all but essential travel to Iraq. Travel within Iraq remains dangerous given the security situation. This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning dated February 25, 2013, to update information on security incidents and to remind U.S. citizens of ongoing security concerns in Iraq, including kidnapping and terrorist violence. The ability of the Embassy to respond to situations in which U.S. citizens face difficulty, including arrests, is extremely limited.

  • Worldwide Caution
    The Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated February 19, 2013, to provide updated information on security threats and terrorist activities worldwide.


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  • Great seal of Department of State The U.S. Embassy seeks innovative proposals to help build the capacity of Iraqi organizations and local communities. Learn how to apply.

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