Class of 2024
Hometown: Marrakech, Morocco; Cincinnati, OH
Research interests: U.S. foreign policy, China's growing influence, and politics in the MENA region.
Badre earned his bachelor's degree in international affairs from the University of Cincinnati. He also holds a bachelor's degree in Islamic studies from Cadi Ayyad University and an advanced education diploma from the Regional Center for Education and Teachers Training in Marrakech, Morocco, where he worked as an elementary school teacher. Badre was an active member of the Moroccan February 20 movement during the Arab Spring and later with the local human rights community. During his undergraduate studies at the University of Cincinnati, Badre took multiple courses on China and globalization. He wrote his capstone and other papers and reports on China's Belt and Road initiative, the digital silk road, and the Yemen war. Badre also interned at the Office of US Senator Sherrod Brown, where he was able to observe the work of democratic institutions firsthand and conduct research on foreign and domestic issues, including Afghanistan and infrastructure projects.