The AISC is an academic and community project which commenced with the aim of enhancing knowledge and understanding of Iraq, Anglo-Iraqi studies, Iraqi-British connections thereby assisting Iraqi-British citizens’ integration into UK cultural life.
The centre contains a library with more than 1,000 books and periodicals published in English about Iraq and aims to collect as many English language publications on Iraq as possible. These will be presented to the public and also made available online.
Through the mediums of cultural events, knowledge presentations, workshops, studies and outreach visits the centre aims to enhance the education of the public and British/Iraqi communities and assist Iraqi-British citizens’ further positive integration into UK life.
The centre is a project based in London established with the Anglo-Iraqi Dialogue Foundation, which is a registered UK charity (Charity No: 1154526) and also a registered UK company (Company No: 8323352), previously known as the Al-Hakim Foundation.
This project is managed by Mr Nadeem Al-Abdalla, who has a BA in English Language and a Masters Degree (MA) in The Politics of Education from Plymouth University. Mr Al-Abdalla is a researcher in the field of Anglo-Iraqi studies and he has commenced this project with the assistance of other researchers. A panel of advisors drawn from the academic, cultural and political arenas related to Iraq and Anglo-Iraqi studies also helps to develop and enhance this project.