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Fresh from the Field
We've walked the 200km of trail scouted in Iraqi Kurdistan to-date. So what's next?

On May 19th we'll be joined by Leon McCarron and Lawin Mohammad, freshly back in Erbil from the trail through hike. 

We'll discuss lessons learned, our experiences in the field, and when you can walk in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Register now and bring your questions!

May 19, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Benjamin Barrows
Director of Operations @Abraham Path Initiative
Benjamin Barrows is a leader with expertise in economic development and disaster risk reduction. He has worked in Iraq, Jordan, Palestine, Sudan, Philippines, southern Africa and Central Asia, and many other countries, bringing a world of intercultural experiences to share with API’s team. Ben has an MA in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Leon McCarron
API Fellow
Leon McCarron is a writer whose words come from slow, immersive journeys. He has travelled over 30,000 miles on foot and by bike and boat, and tells stories big and small through the voices of those on the ground. He has been an API Fellow since 2017, and is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He has presented two films for the BBC, and his journalism has appeared in National Geographic, Smithsonian magazine, New Scientist and Noema. He is the author of ‘The Land Beyond: A Thousand Miles on foot through the Heart of the Middle East’ and his upcoming book, ‘Wounded Tigris: A River Journey through the Cradle of Civilisation’ will be published in late 2022.
Lawin Mohammad
In 2012, Lawin left Syria and came to Erbil in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq where he has lived for the past nine years. Lawin works as coordinator for cultural film projects in Kurdistan relating to diverse religions and the preservation of cultural heritage, as well as both a contracted fixer and translator with many journalists, directors, NGOs, and international agencies across the Kurdistan Region. Lawin is passionate about hiking, adventures trips, exploring different cultures and, above all, meeting new people.