The Embassy's Cultural Series or program represents a series of cultural evenings held by the Embassy and conducted by the Embassy's desk for Cultural Affairs on monthly or bimonthly basis at the Embassy consular Section (1801 P Street, NW, Washington DC 20036). The Series revolves around topics and events whose aim is to shed more light on the world various cultures & heritage and to consolidate and contribute to a cultural integration between Iraq: Mesopotamia; the cradle of civilization and the other world cultures and civilizations.
The Series was commenced in September 2017.
The first evening (culture), on September 15th, 2017, entitled " Mesopotamian Cultures in Washington DC,( 1882-2017)", was delivered by Dr Alexander Nagel, a research associate at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC.
Mesopotamian Cultures in Washington D.C. 1882-2017 A Rapid Review
The second evening , on October 23rd,2017 , entitled " The Art and Archaeology of Nimrud; an Ancient Capital City" by Dr Katharyn Hanson, the archaeological expert on the threats to the Mesopotamian archaeological sites in Iraq, a Director for the Academic Research Institute in Iraq ( TARII ) and a fellow with the Smithsonian Institution's conservation Institute.
The Art and Archaeology of Nimrud An Ancient Capital City
The third evening, on February 15th , 2018, entitled " the Impact of Medieval Baghdad on our Modern World" by Second Secretary Ahmed Utaifa, a BA of English Literature from the University of Baghdad, a former English language trainer at Iraq MFA Foreign Service Institute and the Embassy's Officer in charge of Cultural Affairs.
The Impact of Medieval Baghdad on our Modern World
The forth evening, on April 5th, 2018, entitled "Assyrian Intellectuals in the 1970's and 1980's, by Dr Alda Benjamen, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania's Cultural Heritage Center.
Bilingual Baghdadis Assyrian intellectuals in the 1970s and 1980s