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Waleed Alhariri

Research Assistant for the Middle East Program | alhariri@ipinst.org

Waleed Alhariri is a research assistant for IPI’s Middle East Program, supporting the work of the Arab Forum for Citizenship in Transition (FACT)—a regional initiative led by civil society actors from Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, and Libya. FACT aims to become a platform for exchange on the exercise of equal citizenship in Arab countries in transition, with particular focus on gender equality.

Waleed earned his BA in January 2014 in Political Science from Hunter College, with a concentration in International Human Rights Law and International Relations. During his studies he has focused on the constitution design process in his native Yemen and transitional justice processes in Yemen’s current political transition. One of his two senior theses explores past-and-ongoing constitutional-making processes and content, with special emphasis on the case of Yemen’s post-2011 uprising.

In 2012, Waleed completed a six-month internship with Human Rights Watch (HRW), where he was involved in the production comprehensive report on Yemen. He continues to work with HRW as a consultant whenever needed. He also was an assistant and translator to Nobel Peace laureate Tawakkol Karman, one of the 26 members of the UN Secretary-General’s High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (HLP), during the panel’s work. Recently, Waleed also became a member of the Executive Team of the G20 Foundation regional Hub in NY.

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