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Iraqi Journalist to Lecture at PPCC 2

Colorado Springs, Colo. – October 30, 2013 –  war journalist Haider Hamza will present wartime photographs and stories at Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) Centennial Campus Theater, 5675 S. Academy Blvd., Nov. 14, 12 - 1:30 p.m. PPCC’s Military and Veterans Programs and Student Life are hosting this presentation as part of a series of Veteran’s Day events.

 Hamza currently lectures around the nation showing poignant film clips from his U.S. travels and photos from war and life in Iraq while sharing thoughts about his country’s conflict and his commitment to raise awareness among young people about reconciliation and peace.

Hamza, the son of a diplomat, was born in Germany and returned with his parents to their hometown of Bagdad when he was twelve years old. As a teenager he worked for the Ministry of Information, lived through the 2003 U.S. led invasion of his country and later became a member of the media covering news of his country.

He graduated from Bagdad University in 2006, later won a Fulbright Scholarship and moved to the U.S. to earn a master’s degree in global security and conflict resolution.

Wanting to understand what Americans felt about their country’s involvement in the war, Hamza travelled across the country setting up a mobile booth that read, “Talk to an Iraqi.” Part of this journey was recently featured on National Public Radio and Showtime.

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Pikes Peak Community College, in its 45th year of operation, is a two-year college offering associate’s degrees and various certifications in career and technical fields. With four campuses, two military education centers in El Paso County and nearly 200 programs of study, PPCC serves approximately 22,000 students annually.