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In a somber ceremony on April 14, AUIS students, faculty and staff remembered the victims and survivors of the brutal Anfal campaign against the Kurdish community of Iraq by Saddam Hussein’s regime.
Renowned Kurdish Daf (frame drum) player, Hajar Zahawy, gave a workshop on the history and techniques of daf and performed to a packed audience at AUIS on April 9, 2015.  His presentation was titled, “The Kurdish Daf: From Traditional to Global Instrument.”
On April 2, 2015, students from the Dynamics class of the AUIS Engineering Department hosted an interesting exhibition of their “Rube Goldberg” projects.

AUIS Blogs

AUIS Prepares Us to Become Global Citizens

Dina Dara hails from Erbil, Iraq. She graduated in 2014 as class valedictorian with a degree in international studies from AUIS. She is currently...
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AUIS Makes the Impossible, Possible!

Mahdi Murad hails from the town of Ranya in the Sulaimaniyah Governorate of Kurdistan. He graduated from AUIS in 2014 with a degree in business...
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My AUIS Journey

Sivar Qazaz hails from Sulaimani, Iraq. She graduated in 2012 with a degree in business administration from AUIS. She currently works for an...
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AUIS Helped Me to Become A Better Leader

By Mohamad Sabir - The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) has had a great impact on my life. In Iraq, we have always struggled for better...
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AUIS Spotlight

Student
Aro Latif is an International Studies major, currently in his fifth semester, and the elected President of the Student Association (SA) at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS).
Faculty
Dr. Choman Hardi is an assistant professor of English literature at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS). She is a celebrated poet, as well as a writer, translator, and a women’s rights activist.
Writer-in-residence
The novelist Mahmoud Saeed is the first writer-in residence at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) where he teaches calligraphy. “A friend arranged everything and made it a surprise for me,” says  Saeed when asked about his decision to return to Iraq and teach at AUIS. He refers to his friend Jackie Spinner – journalist and former teacher at AUIS - whom he met in Chicago.
Faculty
Esther Mulnix arrived in Sulaimani in 2014 to join AUIS as the new vice president for academic affairs and professor of social sciences. She is currently also the Acting President of the university.  In addition to overseeing the academic programs for the University, Mulnix will also be leading the University’s efforts to acquire accreditation in the United States.