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Dr. Choman Hardi published in LSE's Working Paper Series

  Dr. Choman Hardi, AUIS Assistant Professor and Director of the Center for Gender and Development Studies (CGDS), was published this month in the London School of Economics (LSE) Centre for Women, Peace and Security Working Paper Series. Her paper, titled ‘Gender Issues in the Context of a Humanitarian Crisis,’ draws on work undertaken as part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Strategic Network on Gender Violence Across War and Peace, supported by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).   Dr. Hardi’s study investigated the funding interests and priorities of regional and international agencies in the context of the Islamic State crisis and its consequences for local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. It further explored the relationship between local NGOs and funding agencies to facilitate dialogue and improve the quality of their partnership and their work on the ground. The first phase of the study began by interviewing local NGOs in Sulaimani, Erbil, and Duhok to understand the relationship between them and their funders in late 2017. The summary of findings was presented to local NGOs, international NGOs, funders, and other stakeholders in a workshop titled "Bridge-Building Between Stakeholders and NGOs" on April 18, 2018 at AUIS.   Building on this study, researchers at CGDS investigated the concept of such partnerships under the following topics: Funding Focus Post-2014 and Consequences for the Local Community; Funders’ Decisions: Lack...

Get to Know AUIS | Abdulrahman Mohammed Jameel

  Abdulrahman Mohammed Jameel, '19, Energy Engineering, Anbar, Iraq Abdulrahman is an Energy Engineering student at AUIS. An active member of the AUIS men’s basketball team and a dedicated volunteer on campus, he excels in and out of the classroom.  In 2018, AUIS professor Martin Horsch helped link Abdulrahman with a research opportunity at the University of Paderborn in Germany. From May to August of that summer, Abdulrahman joined the molecular and simulation team in the thermodynamic and energy department at Paderborn. “It was so amazing to work on such a rare project. Research like this is very limited around the world,” he said. Abdulrahman will rejoin the same team in August, this time at Berlin Technical University (BTU), to continue research on the project ‘Assessment of solar distillation units for water desalination.’ BTU’s engineering program is ranked 38th in the world. ...

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