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2023 Syria Justice and Accountability Centre Fellow

Awarded to LSA undergraduate students to intern with the SJAC in Washington, D.C., and including executive director Mohammad Al Abdallah.

Yara Chehab (she/her)
AB Political Science, Minor in Moral and Political Philosophy ‘24

Yara Chehab is a third-year political science major and moral and political philosophy minor from Portland Oregon looking to develop her experiences in the world of Middle Eastern politics, specifically from the perspective of International Relations. She’d like to pursue law school in the near future and practice international law in the public sector. Her goal is to work with human rights cases as well as the breaching of international treaties. Through her background of being a Lebanese-American- Muslim woman, she’s had many experiences with family and friends who have suffered due to the harsh world of immigration as well as human rights abuses in general. She wants to use her  ethnic and religious background this summer to help expand her knowledge on political issues in the Middle East as well as the process by which human rights cases are treated. Syria is a close second to Lebanon and the crisis going on in that part of the world is important to her because she believes in the concept of Pan-Arabism, thus she has a personal connection to those suffering in that region. Her goal this summer is to develop her knowledge and learn how to help those in situations of a breach of human rights laws.