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Conversation with Taif Jani, graduate of the Iraqi Student Project

Conversation with Taif Jani, graduate of the Iraqi Student Project

From 2007 through 2012, American peace activists Gabe Huck and Theresa Kubasak ran an innovative project in Damascus, Syria, to provide mentoring to some of the many young Iraqis who had then found refuge in Syria from the terrible conflicts then raging inside US-occupied Iraq... to prepare them to win entry to-- and succeed at-- four-year colleges around the U.S. In May 2016, many of the 60-plus graduates of this mentoring program gathered in Chicago for a reunion. Helena Cobban, the President of Just World Educational, was lucky enough to invited along. This is the first of two interviews she conducted there with graduates of the program.

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