Humphrey Alumnus’s Pro-Peace Think Tank Named Among Top Think Tanks in MENA Region
Nimrod Goren’s think tank, Mitvim, was named one of the top Think Tanks in the Middle East and North Africa by the University of Pennsylvania’s Global Go To Think Tank Index. Mr. Goren established Mitvim 10 years ago to address the need for an Israeli foreign policy think tank with a progressive and pro-peace worldview. Mr. Goren enables two-way channels of policy dialogue with counterparts from Arab and Muslim countries, engaging with media and producing periodical reports, research papers, policy papers, and public opinion polls.
Humphrey Alumna Wins U.S. State Department Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund Award
Ms. Kamal was selected for the AEIF Award for her project “Bolstering Women’s Development in Rural Morocco,” which aims to provide tools and skills to rural women so they can achieve self-empowerment and greater participation in the political, economic, and civic spaces of their communities. Twenty participants from Tamslouht and Setti Fadma communes benefited from a weekly literacy program, technical capacity building, and empowerment training to bolster their self-confidence, sense of citizenship, and engagement at all levels of their communities.
Humphrey Alumnus Appointed Tunisian Minister of Tourism in 2020
Tunisian President Kais Saied swore in Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and his cabinet. Among those sworn in was Humphrey Alumnus Habib Ammar as the new Minister of Tourism.
Humphrey Alumna Awarded 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism
Maggie Michael and two other journalists on her team at the Associated Press received the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in international reporting for their coverage of the civil war in Yemen. Ms.Michael and her team have documented images and stories of the atrocities and sufferings of the Yemeni people due to the ongoing conflict in the country. This series of reports chronicled the war and have helped bring worldwide attention to a largely ignored conflict.
Alumnus Ranked among the “Top 99 Under 33” of Foreign Policy Leaders by the Diplomatic Courier
Dr. Hassoon was recognized for his work leading public health projects spanning 35 countries, specifically helping to rebuild Iraq’s health system. The magazine named Mr. Hassoon a risk-taker because of his experiences, including his office being bombed and receiving threats for standing with the most vulnerable individuals in society.
Humphrey Alumna Selected as the 2018 IIE Global ChangeMaker
Dr. Alachkar focuses on understanding the neurobiology of neurological and psychiatric disorders and identifying effective therapies for disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, depression, schizophrenia, and autism. The IIE Scholar Rescue Fund enabled Dr. Alachkar to join UC Irvine as a professor, where she helped establish UC Irvine’s first online master’s program in Pharmacology.