Fares Working Groups

Blockades, Bots, and the Future of Gulf Unity

  • Caroline Hayes (MALD ’22), Juliana Rordorf (MALD ’22), Will Crass (MALD ’22)

Examining Emirati Foreign Policy Interests in the Horn of Africa

  • Kyrre Berland (MALD ’22), Chris Brew (MALD ’22), Delia Burns (MALD ’22)

Humanitarian Relief in Syria

  • Khulood Fahim (MALD ’22), Amal Rass (MALD ‘ 22), Julie Salloum (MA ’22), Marija Tesla (MALD ’22)

TwentyTwenty Podcast Series

  • Elizabeth Dykstra-McCarthy (MALD ’21), Max Klaver (A’19, MALD ’21), Mario Zampaglione (MALD ’21)

Working Groups 2021 – 2022

In Spring 2021, Fares Center Director Nadim N. Rouhana announced Fares Working Groups based at the Center. These groups will be focused on a country, area, or theme related to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and may engage in several academic activities, including but not limited to: conducting research, organizing speaker events, preparing publications, and creating a podcast. If desired, the Fares Center will match each study group with a faculty advisor from Fletcher, Tufts, the greater Boston area, or a university in the Middle East and North Africa.

The coordinators will act as Research Assistants based at Fares and will be responsible for leading the group and serving as the liaison between students and the Center. Groups may be formed for Academic Year 2021-2022 or Spring 2022. Students interested in the RA position should email Rachel Carrillo for more details.

Fletcher School students interested in participating should include:

  • Resume or CV
  • Proposal of their study group , including rationale and envisioned activities (500 words)
  • Names of Group Members
  • Tentative Budget

Please email us with any questions. We look forward to receiving your applications!