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Iraqi scholars fleeing violence find new homes at American universities

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Prof. Donny George is teaching three classes this semester at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, including a seminar on the history of the Iraqi conflict that forced his family to flee their home in Baghdad. (Courtesy of SUNY-Stony Brook)

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A year ago, Donny George was an archaeologist and college professor in Baghdad. Today, he teaches classes on Long Island, one of the few Iraqi scholars who have escaped the escalating war on his nation's academics.