Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
I recently graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies. During my time at Emory, I developed a keen interest in conflict resolution, especially in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). I spent my final semester at Emory as an intern at The Carter Center's Conflict Resolution Program, where I monitored multiple international media sources and compiled daily updates on conflict-related news from Israel/Palestine, Jordan, and Egypt. This internship also allowed me to conduct extensive research on the Palestinian Authority's budgetary situation, the energy crisis in the Gaza Strip, and the international Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement.
I first visited the MENA region during the summer of 2010, when I studied advanced Arabic at al-Akhawayn University in Morocco. In January 2011, through Emory's Journeys of Reconciliation program, I was able to travel to the West Bank, Israel, and Jordan to explore the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its effects on daily life for people in these countries. This trip was eye-opening and life-changing for me, and it inspired me to pursue a career providing necessary services for those affected by conflict.
Aside from my studies, I dedicated most of my time at Emory to volunteering and community service. Through my position as a staff member and co-director of Volunteer Emory, I learned about Atlanta's nonprofit and NGO landscape and became deeply involved in issues of social justice. During the summer of 2011 I served as a Community Building and Social Change fellow in Clarkston, Georgia, where I worked with a small group to research and implement urban agriculture initiatives for Clarkston's large and diverse refugee population.
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Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Middle East and North Africa, especially Palestine, Israel, Morocco
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Temporary office assistant
Which Languages do you speak Proficiently? (note we can not list all languages, only some major world languages or ones related to conflict regions)
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
A historical documentary charting ‘The Bomb’ from 1941 to present day, framing the nuclear weapons issue within the wider context of global justice. It is about war, foreign policy, vested interests, nuclear weapons and the fight against them.
Made as a non commercial project to increase awareness on issues (un)der reported by the mainstream media – it’s available as a FREE RESOURCE for educational and campaigning purposes.
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