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Emily Burlinghaus

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Emily Burlinghaus is a program officer at the Institute of Regional and International Studies at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani. She joined IRIS in September 2017, prior to which she worked as a research assistant at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy in Washington, D.C. Before moving to Iraq, she spent a year abroad in the United Arab Emirates and conducted research at think tanks in D.C., including Hudson Institute and the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She graduated from New York University with a B.A. in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies in 2015, where she studied Persian and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.