Cylinder seal impression; showing a minor god wearing a horned head-dress and a striped skirt, carries a branch of vegetation (possibly symbolizing the tablets of destiny -Dub Shimati- stolen by the Zu / Anzu bird) in a cleft stick or plough over his shoulder. Another god, either Ninurta or Mardukh, is grasping the captive birdman in front of his father Ea.
EA STRATEGIC RESEARCH & CONSULTING CENTER
For ACADEMIC & STRATEGIC STUDIES
EA-SRC In Words
EA-SRC is a multifaceted cultural-educational institution committed to leading educational research and to finding new and innovative ways to engage and inspire the special interested institutions and the public with respect to:
EA-SRC was established in 2001 under the name (National Center for Chaldean Studies). After the 2003 change in Iraq, and the rise of new challenges in the Middle East, the name of the center was changed in April 2004 to the current name EA Strategic Research and Consulting Center.
EA-SRC mission is to educate, explore, explain, and provide information and cultural awareness to enlighten the government and the public.
EARCC manages a wide range of activities; from publication through multiple-media tools and media analysis, to research, training, and consulting services, as well as providing interdisciplinary services in the areas of History, Minorities, Ethno-religious groups, Cultural Awareness, Language including teaching Arabic, translation & interpretation. Additionally, EA-SRC offers bilingual and multicultural services, as well as engagements and workshops on U.S. policy in the Middle East in order to develop opportunities for positive long-term ties.
EA-SRC was created in response to the significant need for benchmarking information and up to date research that will benefit both the West and the East.
Specialized EA-SRC publications include UR Magazine, an independent magazine pertaining to social, educational, and cultural issues” in the Middle East that have impact on the U.S.
EA-SRC researchers and scholars use a variety of tools, qualitative research, and assessment methods.
Why did we choose the name "Ea"
Ea in Babylonian mythology (Enki-Sumerian) is one of the three most powerful gods in the Mesopotamian pantheon and the Middle East culture. He resides in the ocean underneath the earth called the Abzu, which was an important place in Mesopotamian cosmic geography.
City of Babylon, the capital of the ancient world, was said to have been built on top of the Abzu.
Ea was the patron of wisdom, magic word, healing, arts and crafts, and all other achievements of civilization. He also was the creator and protector of humanity in the Babylonian Flood myth Atra-hasīs and the Epic of Gilgameš.
This master of knowledge who organized the world is an inspirational figure in promoting better understanding between the West and the East.
Besides working hand-in-hand in the educational field with many credible non-profit organizations in Metro-Detroit, including the Chaldean Educational Center of America www.Chaldean4u.org a pro-US Army organization, EA-SRC has extended its influence and academic work inside the US and abroad.
EA-SRC’s latest achievement was the approval and the implementation of the academic study entitled Chaldean Legacy/STARTTS - Chaldean Consultation Report, which took placein September 2015. This mixed history and social study was requested by the Australian social services organization STARTTS in collaboration with the Chaldean Educational Center of America. The report, of which its cornerstone was the EA-SRC, helped in recognizing Chaldeans of Australia as an ethnic group. To learn more visit the links below:
A memorable photo shows the prominent author and the artist Amer presenting his 2008 handbook (Winning IRAQ)
in Baghdad to the Commanding General Raymond T. Odierno, United States Forces - Iraq
The EA-SRC team is also working on modifying and releasing the second version of the book entitled Winning Iraq. To learn about this important book, which plays a significant role in protecting and saving our service members who were deployed to Iraq, visit the link below: