Lauren Moseley ’16

Non Profit Organization  I work at a national organization which advocates on behalf of academic innovation. The organization is currently cultivating partnerships with universities in the Middle East & North Africa, and my familiarity with the region has been helpful with research into new partnerships. My interest was piqued by the… Continue reading »

Henry Montalbano ’10

Hank Montalbano

MBA Candidate, University of Washington Foster School of Management, Seattle, WA I am currently pursuing my MBA at University of Washington Foster School of Management in Seattle, WA. I served in the US Special Forces and used Arabic on a daily basis during a combat deployment in which we partnered… Continue reading »

Faisal Khan ’11

Faisal Khan

Independent consultant, ConsenSys I am currently working at ConsenSys, a blockchain software technology startup in Dubai, but came here to work for Strategy& last year, a management consulting company. I think Arabic did help prepare me as I used to work with a lot of Middle Eastern clients, and Arabic… Continue reading »

Khan Shairani ’15

Khan Shairani

PhD Candidate – Harvard Divinity School I am currently at Harvard Divinity School studying Islamic Studies. I have spent the last two years studying Classical Arabic texts, ranging from the 11th century to the 15th century, from texts on logic to theology to history. I am interested in continuing studying… Continue reading »

Erica Lansberg ’14

Masters’ Candidate at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich Germany I am currently studying for my Master’s at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany. My program is entitled “American History, Culture, and Society” and focuses on a transnational and interdisciplinary examination of the Americas. I chose this program because it enables me to continue my interests… Continue reading »

Rachel Schine ‘13

PhD Student at the University of Chicago The Arabic studies major has basically set the stage for my entire life after Williams. I am currently a PhD student at the University of Chicago in the department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, focusing on medieval (re: Classical) Arabic literature, Judeo-Arabic,… Continue reading »

Michael Pizzi ’12

Michael Pizzi

Graduate Law student  and journalist I am currently a journalist and a graduate student in law and policy, based in New York. This summer, I am working in Turkey for an American law firm that works on the Syrian peace process. My studies focus on foreign policy, law, and technology, all of… Continue reading »

Hill Hamrick ’13

Hill Hamrick

I am currently a first lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. I was deployed to Afghanistan from September 2015 to May 2016, and I am returning for another nine month deployment to Afghanistan in a few weeks. I initially majored in Arabic intending… Continue reading »

Candace Gibson ’11

Like many people of my generation, my interest in the Middle East was piqued by 9/11 and the US decision to invade first Afghanistan and then Iraq. I found myself in disagreement with everyone I knew about these military interventions and was deeply uncomfortable with the intolerance I saw in… Continue reading »

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