The Other Iraq
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Leader-toLeader Exchange

Building off the success of the earned media from the "thank you America"
campaign, Jason Atkinson and Bill Garaway created a Leader-to-Leader
exchange program between the United States and the newly formed Government
in Northern Iraq, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

The program was designed to take America's next generation of
leaders to see "the other Iraq" and to experience stability and
aggressive development of that region. Conversely, the program
created an opportunity for Kurdish business and political leaders
to experience the United States. The goal was not short-term political
victories, it is long--erm personal relationships.

Senator Jason A. Atkinson
Bill Garaway
Sal Russo
Douglas Layton
"Thank You America" - Writer: Marian McNamara, Director: Michael McNamara