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Maryam Zohny


Maryam Zohny on Palestine, Activism, and Solidarity

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[This post is part of an ongoing Profile of a Contemporary Conduit series on Jadaliyya that seeks to highlight distinct voices primarily in and from the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia.]  Jadaliyya (J): Can you describe the aims, goals, and operations of the LEAP Program to us? Maryam Zohny (MZ): Learning for the Empowerment and Advancement of Palestinians (LEAP) is a grassroots program that was established in 2010 with the aim of ...

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Maryam Zohny


Maryam Zohny is currently the Program Manager of the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University. She received her Master of International Affairs in 2010 from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) where she also obtained her Bachelor of Arts in both Political Science and Human Rights from Columbia College. Maryam worked as a Consultant to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and worked on women's rights issues in Egypt, as well as volunteered with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Lebanon.