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Tariq Adely

Tariq graduated from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island in 2014 with a BA in Comparative Literature and a focus on literary translation from Spanish to English. He continued his studies in Amman, Jordan at the Qasid Institute and the Institute for Critical Thought.

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Khairuldeen Al Makhzoomi

Research Interests: Iraqi National Reconciliation Khairuldeen holds a degree in Political Science and Near Eastern Languages and Literature from UC Berkeley. His writing has appeared in The Arab Weekly, Foreign Policy Journal, Middle East Eye, Berkeley Political Review, openDemocracy and The…

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Majd al Waheidi

Research Interests: Politics, diplomacy, and culture Majd Al Waheidi is a first-year student in MAAS, with a concentration in Politics. She comes to DC after three years as the New York Times Gaza Reporter. Born in Gaza to a Bedouin family…

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Sima Aldardari

Sima holds a BA in Sociology and Anthropology from the American University of Beirut and an MA in Conflict, Governance, and International Development from the University of East Anglia.

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Mohammed Alhammami

Mohammed graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with a joint major in Public Policy and Government. As a third-generation Palestinian refugee with a passion for conflict resolution, Mohammed focused his undergraduate research on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, particularly on the one-state solution as well as other areas of conflict such as apartheid South Africa and Northern Ireland.

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Minatullah Alobaidi

Research Interests: Development in post-Daesh Iraq, effects of social media on the Arab World Minatullah Alobaidi is an alumnus of the American University of Iraq Sulaimaniyah (AUIS), originally from Baghdad, Iraq. Minatullah graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in International…

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Abrar Alshammari

Research Interests: Politics in Kuwait, freedom of expression in the Gulf, human rights, tribalism, women’s changing roles in the MENA region, civic freedoms, marginalised communities such as the stateless population in Kuwait, the role of education in shaping political agency, the…

Ghadeer Awwad

Ghadeer Awwad

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…

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David Balgley

David graduated with honors from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington in 2016 with a BA in International Political Economy. During his time at Puget Sound, David studied and conducted research in Indonesia, Rwanda, Uganda, and Morocco, and after graduation he continued studying Arabic in Oman, Jordan, and Morocco.

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Diogo Bercito

Diogo is a Brazilian journalist specializing in the Middle East. He has lived in Rabat, Jerusalem, Beirut, and Cairo. During the last several years, Diogo covered the 2013 Egyptian coup, the 2014 Gaza war, and the ongoing conflicts in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen.