October 7, 2010
I just learned that Fadi Elsalameen (’05) is Research Fellow with the New America Foundation‘s American Strategy Program. NAF describes itself as “nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States.” As someone who teaches public policy, I’m always excited to see an Earlham graduate working in public policy circles.
Fadi also writes for Palestine Note and Diwan Palestine, two internet newspapers in English and Arabic about Palestine, Israel and the Middle East.
Fadi’s was a strong, passionate voice for Palestinian rights and for the recognition of a Palestinian state when he was a student at Earlham. He came to us having been at Seeds of Peace, an organization that brings Israeli and Palestinian youth together at a camp in Maine and in many other settings to learn to live together and dialogue together about what divides them and also what draws them together. Seeds of Peace was co-founded (with John Wallach) by Roberta (Bobbie) Gottschalk, Earlham ’64.