Noor Kirdar joined USIP in April 2004 as a program officer in the Professional Training program, where she works on developing training workshops for senior Iraqi officials. Prior to joining USIP, she worked as a freelance designer and compositor on various projects, including documentaries, movies, and television programs.
"She also taught design and graphics at New York University. Previously, she was at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where she coordinated the Annual Central Banking Seminar for foreign dignitaries. She has also worked at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University, organizing seminars, lectures, and visits. Kirdar holds a B.S. in international relations and a certificate in Arab studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.
"She also earned an A.A.S. in graphic design and an M.F.A. in design and technology from Parsons School of Design." 
- "Guide to Specialists", United States Institute of Peace, Accessed October 2006.