Ghadeer Awwad - Center for Contemporary Arab Studies | Georgetown University
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Hometown: Nablus, Palestine
Research interests: women empowerment, conflict resolution, peacebuilding and human rights, Palestinian society under Israeli occupation   

Ghadeer earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in International Studies and Human development & social Relations from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. During her undergraduate career, Ghadeer took a gap semester to work as the External Communication Officer for the Drama, Diversity and Development Project, which used street theater as a tool to promote diversity and challenge discrimination against minorities in the MENA region. Countries that the project covered included Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon and Palestine.  In addition, she interned at the Institute for Palestine Studies in Washington, DC and the human rights Pat Finucane Center in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, where she was able to effectively engage with research surrounding conflict societies.  Through these experiences and many others, Ghadeer developed great communication skills and a passion for Arab affairs, human rights, and conflict resolution.