Interactions with Iraqi non-government organizations

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Maria Isabel Emery (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Paul Luebke

Abstract: The purpose of this research was to explain my experience as the Non-Government Organization (NGO) Coordinator during a military deployment to Baghdad Iraq from October 2004 to June 2005. I was assigned to the 353rd Civil Affairs Command (U.S. Army) located inside the Green Zone in Baghdad. My specific military unit was the National Iraqi Assistance Center (NIAC) and was located inside of the Baghdad Convention Center. I was responsible for the NGO Coordination Section of the NIAC where I provided funding information to the Iraqi NGO leaders who I legitimated. In my role as the NGO Coordinator, I interacted with the NGO Coordination Section staff and Iraqi NGO leaders. I also interacted with representatives from support agencies such as the United States Department of State, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and international NGOs. In this thesis are twelve case studies of Iraqi NGO leaders. I analyzed my role as the NGO Coordinator using role theory and symbolic interaction theory. I collected the data from personal notes made during the deployment, discussions with fellow soldiers, local Iraqis, representatives of various support agencies and from historical research conducted after the deployment.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 2012
Non-Government Organization (NGO) Coordinator, Iraq, Baghdad, Case study, Role theory, Symbolic interaction theory
Non-governmental organizations $z Iraq $v Case studies
Iraq War, 2003-2011 $x Civilian relief $v Case studies
Symbolic interactionism $v Case studies
Role expectation $v Case studies

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