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Interview with Heather Raffo, Iraqi American Playwright and Actress

May 17, 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cOVXFWnEpM Heather Raffo is an award-winning playwright and actress whose work has taken her from the Kennedy Center to the U.S. Islamic World Forum in Qatar, and from London’s House of Lords to classrooms nationally and internationally. Her work has been supported by the State Department, Doris Duke, Mellon and Annenberg Foundations and has been seen off Broadway, off West End in regional theater and in film. An American with Iraqi roots, Raffo’s plays have been hailed by The New Yorker as “an example of how art can remake the world”. She is the author and performer of NOURA, hailed by Gloria Steinem as a truly feminist refugee narrative (Weissberger Award, Helen Hayes MacArthur award Best Original New Play) which premiered in D.C. before moving to Abu Dhabi, Cairo, NYC and theaters across the nation, and 9 Parts of Desire (Lucielle Lortel award, Blackburn commendation, Helen Hayes, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle nomination) which ... Read More

Interview with the filmmakers of “Saving the Iraqi Jewish Archives”

May 17, 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDXUDafvYlA Carole Basri is a visiting professor at Peking University School of Transnational Law since 2011, and a visiting professor at Pericles Law School since 2014. At Fordham University Law School she was an adjunct professor from 2010 to 2018 and she started the Fordham Corporate Compliance Certificate Program in 2013 and she help create at Fordham Law School the first LLM in Corporate Compliance at a U.S. law school, which was launched in 2014 with ABA approval. Ms. Basri created the Corporate Lawyering Group LLC Corporate Compliance Certificate Program in São Paulo, Brazil, where the sixth workshop was held from April 1st to 6th, 2019. In 2003, Ms. Basri was a member of the US State Department’s “Future of Iraq” Project. From July 2003 until July 2004, she was a member for the Coalition Provisional Authority, wit... Read More

Interview with Asmaa Jamil, author of the “Kingdom of Treasures” series

May 17, 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnDZajbCR6w Originally from Northern Iraq, Asmaa Jamil was born into the Chaldean Christian ethnic group before moving to the United States, where she grew up. Leaving the corporate world not long ago to focus on her writing full time, Asmaa draws on her experiences living and working in several different counties to influence her creative process. While abroad, Asmaa learned about other cultures and their unique traditions, a key role in her development as a writer. Asmaa Jamil holds a BS in Business from Oakland University, an MBA in International Business from Wayne State University, a PGCert in Management Information Systems from Oakland University, and an MLA in Near Eastern Languages from Wayne State University. She boasts over two decades of professional experience in retail and wholesale credit as well as entrepreneurship. During this time period, she has gained extensive cultural insights, working with diverse international teams in Asia, ... Read More

Interview with Filmmakers Miguel Angel Soria and Peter Alkatib

May 17, 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF8GMMFWYkE Miguel-Angel Soria is the co-producer and editor of the award-winning feature length documentary, Chaldean Voices. He was born in Tijuana, Mexico and immigrated to San Diego, California. He is an Emmy-nominated producer (NATAS-PSW) and a founding member of the Taco Shop Poets, whose work was featured on both HBO and PBS. Currently, he is the Director of Educational Content Development for Lifelong Learning Administration Corporation, a national nonprofit educational services organization. Peter Alkatib is a co-director and co-producer of the award-winning feature length documentary, Chaldean Voices. Peter was born in Baghdad, Iraq and immigrated to the United States at a young age with his family. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from the University of California, San Diego and will earn a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Point Loma Nazarene University at the end of 2021. Peter is dedicated to the promoti... Read More

Interview with Amer Hanna Fatuhi, PhD, writer and visual artist

May 17, 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibhWtvOCzVk Amer Hanna Fatuhi, Ph.D., is a scholar in Mesopotamian History and Iraqi Minorities (Cross-cultural Communication & Ethno-religious affairs). He is also a professional writer and visual artist. He studied engineering, fine arts, and history. He also designed the Chaldean National Flag in 1985 and won the 1986-2008 international contests to design the Iraqi National Flag. For more information, visit www.ChaldeanLegacy.com www.Ea-ArtG.com... Read More

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