Arez Hussen is a team leader at REACH, one of the oldest Iraqi peacebuilding organizations. Through workshops and awareness sessions, REACH has supported the capacity of community-based organizations across the Kurdish region of Iraq. Arez has also been active in training journalists in Sulaimani, Iraq, Minneapolis, MN, and Lund, Sweden. He has served as a translator and assistant editor with UNESCO and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Arez is part of the 2013 AMENDS class.