Iyad Yousef, age 28, Syria: I have master's degree in Coexistence and Conflict from Brandeis University (2015). During the same year, I joined the conflict resolution team at the Carter Center and worked on mapping the Syrian civil war where I contributed to launching an interactive map to demonstrate areas of control of armed groups. The map has been used by many platforms, including but not limited to The Economist, The Guardian, and The New York Times. Additionally, I interned with Human Rights Watch focusing on documenting human rights violations in both Syria and Yemen. My policy interests focus on corruption and nepotism as a subtle from.
Prior to that, I worked as an aid worker in my home country, Syria, in a local humanitarian aid organization for one year where my team and I provided humanitarian assistance to more than 29 thousand families.