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Politics, money, and war.

Wednesday, October 8

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced that grants have been made to three university consortia, each led by a U.S. institution of higher learning, to partner with and strengthen Iraqi universities.
It's not really clear from reading the USAID Press Release how the money will be used. What proportion of the funds will Iraqi universities receive? What benefit will Iraqi universities derive from the partnerships? Sounds good on paper but...what are the details?
$4,131,274 award

Archeology and Environmental Research: To a consortium led by the Research Foundation of the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook that will partner with Baghdad University, Al Mustansiriyah University in Baghdad, Mosul University and Basrah University.

$3,770,724 award

Agriculture: To the University of Hawaii's College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources that will partner with the University of Mosul's College of Agriculture and Forestry.

$3,827,734 award

Legal Education Reform in Iraq: To the Human Rights Institute of DePaul University College of Law (IHRLI) and the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences (ISISC) in Siracusa, Italy, working in association with the University of Baghdad.


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