In focus


Sulaimani, Iraq - August 13, 2014 - In keeping with past tradition, the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) proudly announces an exciting new scholarship award for prospective students.
Students interested in applying to the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) can now submit applications through the new Online System introduced earlier this year.
Former member of the AUIS Board of Trustees and long-time supporter of the University, Fouad Ajami, has died. The Lebanese-born academic, author and commentator was a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution

AUIS Blogs

AUIS Graduate Leans In

By Banu Ibrahim Ali – I was at the National Model United Nations conference in New York last year when I heard that Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s COO,...

How I Wrote the AUIS School Song

By Tablo Adnan Karim - To write a piece worthy of our great University was not an easy task. As I began to think about the lyrics, I thought about my...

Me, AUIS, and Beyond.

By Peshawa Ahmad Mahmoud - One year ago I was a senior at AUIS getting ready for my finals, finishing my research paper on the status of...

The Arranged: We did it!

By Mahdi Murad - It was December 20th when I published an article on the AUIS website promising to bring The Arranged to the stage. At that time, I...

AUIS Spotlight

Marie LaBrosse, a poet, translator, and member of the Department of English, came to AUIS in 2011. “When I was contemplating whether I should take the job, someone told me that the streets in Sulaimani were named after poets. That made up my mind. I had to come here,” she said. 
The goal of creating policy that can impact the future of a developing nation is a daunting one, but it’s a job that the class of 2014’s valedictorian Dina Dara hopes to take on. Dara’s next pursuit will be a master’s degree at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, one of the world's foremost graduate schools of international relations.  
Assistant Professor Loren Higbee points to the students when he explains why he is at AUIS. “A major part of why I’m proud to teach at AUIS is that the liberal arts instruction we offer ensures that our students are not only trained in a specialty. They’re educated. We give our students opportunities that they wouldn’t have at other places. We provide a forum for open discussion of ideas,” said Higbee.
Dr. Frederick Monsma, Associate Professor in AUIS’ Social Science Department, grew up in Poughkeepsie, New York. After getting his undergraduate degree at St. John's College, he went on to get his PhD in Philosophy at Boston College.