Baghdad College

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Not to be confused with Baghdad College of Pharmacy.

Baghdad College is an elite high school for boys aged 11 to 18 in Baghdad, Iraq founded by Bishop William A. Rice, S.J. in 1932. The school was initially located at 11/45 Murabba'ah Street in Baghdad, on the east bank of the Tigris River.

Notable alumni[edit]


  • Nemir Kirdar, financier, businessman
  • Nadhmi Auchi, billionaire businessman and philanthropist
  • Loris Ohannes Chobanian, composer, conductor, classical music teacher and performer
  • Howar Ziad, Iraq's ambassador to Canada
  • Ali Allawi, writer and politician
  • Dr. Ayad Allawi, neurologist and former Interim Prime Minister of Iraq
  • Ahmad Chalabi, PhD, Iraqi politician, former Interim Oil Minister, and former Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq.
  • Adil Abdul Mahdi, PhD, Iraqi politician, economist, and Vice President of Iraq from 2005 to 2011.
  • Kanan Makiya, PhD, author, academic and founder of the Iraq Memory Foundation.
  • Nizar Hamdoon (1944-2003): Iraq's ambassador to the United States and the United Nations, a deputy foreign minister of Iraq and under secretary of its Foreign Ministry


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