On 7-9 May, Nabil Al-Tikriti submitted a paper entitled “A Tale of Two Nations: Translation Traditions in the Arab World and Turkey” to the Third International Translation Conference in Baghdad, Iraq. In this conference addressing a wide variety of theoretical and contextual issues related to the field of translation, Prof. Al-Tikriti’s paper addressed a comparison of translation traditions and realities in Turkey and the Arab World. This conference was sponsored by the Iraqi Ministry of Culture and the Dar al-Ma’mun Publishing House. In the course of this visit, Prof. Al-Tikriti also provided an extensive interview to the Ministry’s prime newspaper, The Translator, and visited a number of sites throughout Baghdad. These sites included the National Archives and Library and the Iraqi National Museum, which were especially opened for the conference delegation. The US delegation to this conference also visited the US Embassy in Baghdad, where they met with Cultural Affairs Officers and discussed possibilities of educational exchange between Iraqi and American institutions.