FMEP Fellows

2023-2024 FMEP Non-Resident Palestinian Fellows

Dr. Yara M. Asi is an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida in the School of Global Health Management and Informatics and a Visiting Scholar at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University in her capacity as Co-Director of the Palestine Program for Health and Human Rights. She is also a Non-resident Fellow at the Arab Center Washington DC, a 2020-2021 Fulbright US Scholar to the West Bank, and the co-chair of the Palestine Health Justice Working Group in the American Public Health Association. She previously served as the Fall 2021 US Fellow at Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network. Her research agenda focuses on global health, human rights, and development in fragile populations. She has also worked with Amnesty International USA and the Palestinian American Research Center on policy and outreach issues. She has presented at multiple national and international conferences on topics related to global health, food security, health informatics, and women in healthcare, and has published extensively on health and well-being in fragile and conflict-affected populations in journal articles and book chapters. She has also written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Nation, +972 Magazine, The New Arab, and The Conversation, and has been featured on Al Jazeera, The World, and other outlets. Her forthcoming book with Johns Hopkins University Press will examine war as a public health crisis.

Listen here to Dr. Asi discuss her background, explain why and how the public health lens is so uniquely important to understanding Palestinians’ lives and experiences of oppression, and analyze this moment in time and history for Palestinians in this episode of “Occupied Thoughts,” recorded on February 21, 2023.

Rabea Eghbariah is a human rights attorney completing his doctoral studies at Harvard Law School. He worked as an appellate public defender before joining the Haifa-based Adalah Legal Center, where he argued major Palestinian civil and political rights cases. Rabea published on various subjects relating to Palestinians and Israeli law, including the censorship of online speech, the legal land regime, and the criminalization of Palestinian foragers. His writings appeared in the Yale Journal of Law and Technology, the Law and Political Economy Project, and the Journal of Palestine Studies, among others. Rabea previously served as an executive article editor of the Harvard Human Rights Journal and currently serves as an editorial member of Jadaliyya’s Palestine page. 

Listen here to Mr. Eghbariah discuss his background, his work as a human rights attorney and a scholar, and his analysis of this moment in time and history for Palestinians in this episode of “Occupied Thoughts,” recorded on February 23, 2023.

For information on our 2022 Fellows, please click here.

For information on the launch of FMEP’s Non-Resident Palestinian Fellowship program in 2022, please click here.

Additional 2023 FMEP Non-Resident Fellows

Peter Beinart is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Foundation for Middle East Peace. He is also a Professor of Journalism and Political Science at the City University of New York, a Contributing opinion writer at the New York Times, an Editor-at-Large at Jewish Currents, and an MSNBC Political Commentator.

Rami Kablawi is an FMEP-sponsored graduate research fellow for the Program on Palestine and Palestinian-Israeli Affairs at the Middle East Institute for the 2022-23 academic year. Rami is a recent master’s graduate of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Chicago, where he studied the history of US Counterterrorism laws and their application against Palestinian and Palestinian-American actors. He currently serves as a Legal Research Assistant for the law firm Palestine Legal, where he is working to assemble a report on lawfare against US-based Palestine advocacy. He hopes to continue to work in support of Palestinians, both in a professional capacity and as a community organizer.

Past Non-Resident Fellows