Our Mission . . .

The Iraqi Student Project (ISP) is a grass-roots effort to help war-displaced Iraqi students acquire an undergraduate education. ISP seeks the help of US colleges, universities, and a host of generous volunteers. ISP has sponsored sixty-two (62) Iraqi students. The most recent "Class of 2016" began studies in Fall 2012, when the conflict in Syria forced ISP to close its recruitment center in Damascus.

Iraqi Student Project: a progress report

July 3, 2014, article in The National, by Stephen Starr. Click here.

 Current ISP Students (2012 - 2016)

Fifteen (15) ISP students graduated in May/June 2013, and eight (8) graduated in 2014. Others finished their studies in 2010, 2011, and 2012. The following students are in their Junior or Senior year:

Ahmed Al-Dulaimi

Fontbonne University St. Louis MO

Anas Anees

Lewis University, Romeoville IL

Awss Anees Dabe

Lewis University, Romeoville IL

   Hasan Jawad Ali

Whitman College, Walla Walla WA

Huda Al-Sammarraie

Berea College, Berea KY

Mimoon Alwash

Worcester Poly Inst, Worcester MA

Mohammed Al-Ani

Tufts University, Medford MA

Mustafa Hmood

Christian Brothers Univ, Memphis TN

Mustafa Mahmood

Gonzaga University, Spokane WA

Othman Al-Mashhadani

NYU-Polytechnic, Brooklyn NY

Rand Qasim Zalzala

Oberlin College, Oberlin OH

Riyam Al-Karkokliy

Regis University, Denver CO

Saif Al-Saegh

Great Falls University, Great Falls MT

Sarab Shada

Loyola University, Chicago IL

Taleen Al-Dilanyan

Smith College, Northampton MA

Ziad Al-Shamsie

Dartmouth College, Hanover NH


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Iraqi Student Project: a progress report

/Graduates from ISP are beginning to emerge from the US educational system. We report on the success of a project that now finds itself caught in the crossfire in Syria. Stephen Starr writes in The National, which has set a new standard of quality English-language journalism in the Middle East.

Iraq – What Next?

Comments by Hans-C. von Sponeck
/Hearing at the UK House of Commons, London 10 June 2014.
"My contribution at this hearing is not about the crimes of dictatorship or the details of Iraqi suffering. For both well-researched data is available. The objective of my participation is to make two detailed observations about externally driven Iraq politics during the period 1990-2014. Today’s tragic Iraq reality can only be understood if the additive impact of the years before and the years following the US/UK Governments’ illegal invasion and occupation is fully taken into account. Involved are 3 distinct time periods . . . ."

EPIC: Empowering Youth for Peace in Iraq

/This podcast conveys the imperative message that even grassroots efforts can have a tremendous impact on the lives of many individuals. It also demonstrates the importance of connecting Iraqis with Americans, and offering the US public an opportunity to experience and learn from the strong, ancient and historic culture and traditions of Iraq and its people.

National Catholic Reporter features ISP

/An Overview of ISP in the NCR. Photo L to R: Ahmed (Fontbonne University, St Louis MO), Awss (Lewis University, Romeoville IL) Theresa Kubasak (co-founder of ISP), Riyam (Regis University, Denver CO), and Mustafa (Christian Brothers University, Memphis TN).

News from ISP

/Our Iraqi students have distinguished themselves in so many ways during their time at US colleges and universities. Our pride in their accomplishments grows with every step they take toward graduation. In this issue of our newsletter, we highlight not only their academic achievements but their involvement in extra-curricular activities as well. More students' stories will appear in the next issue of ISP NEWS.
The stories you read here will, we hope, inspire you to give generously. Our students are a very good investment for your goodness. Wishing you every blessing.