Sara A. A.

Sara A. A.

Sara A. A.

Adjunct Faculty

Arabic: Languages and Culture- Law- Conflict Resolution- Social Justice- Human Rights- Public Administration and Policy.

Sara is an Adjunct Faculty teaching Arabic Language and Culture classes at George Mason University. She is also working as a Social Justice Policy Fellow at the Office of Interfaith and Community Alliances- housed on Capitol Hill.

She focuses on humanitarian projects, advocacy, public policy projects management and capacity building for interfaith partnerships.

Prior to this, she served at Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s (D-N.H.) office, and at the Brookings Institution, and assisted in teaching Arabic at Rice University.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and literature, Business Management Certificate as a Fulbright scholar, and an MBA degree in Public Administration with Dean’s list and Outstanding Scholar and Honor Awards.

Sara received the City of Houston Proclamation Award for her distinctive academic achievements in 2014.


Some of her greatest achievements were negotiating and establishing the partnership between The Egyptian Ministry of Youth and Heya Masr Initiative, a program that benefits marginalized girls ages 8-12 to help them lead a balanced life through programs that focus on character building, anti-sexual harassment training, self-defense, and healthy nutrition. It is a great success and is making a big change in the lives of many children in orphanages in Egypt.

Another achievement was to economically empower refugee women in Pakistan and Houston through microfinancing honey bee farming projects that empowered 42 women. She received the City of Houston Mayor Certificate of Recognition for her efforts.

She writes articles on Human Rights, Foreign Policies, Women’s Rights, and Sufism.

Selected Publications

International Policy Digest

Changing the U.S. Aid Culture toward Egypt: A Political ‘Hook,’ or a Humanitarian ‘Cord’?

Releasing the Unreleased: A Prisoner Artist Sets ‘Prisoners Free’

Revisiting the Killing of Muhammad al-Dura 

Brookings Institution

10 things we learned at Brookings in October

Charts of the week: Contraception, federal investment in research & development, and global poverty

Musawa: Women’s Equality Study Center
Anti-sexual Harassment and Egyptian Women’s Rights


Idaat
Sufism and Philosophy: Whosoever knows the power of the dance, dwells in God.

Grants and Fellowships

  • KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights Scholarship Award: Law, Human Rights, and Conflict Resolution 2018
  • MBA Scholarship State Department (USA): 2015 - 2017
  • Egyptian Ministry of Youth Scholarship Award Certificate for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, and National and International Affairs 2014.
  • American University in Cairo: Certificate of Graduate Studies and Critical Thinking Scholarship 2014- 2015. 
  • Fulbright Scholarship (USA): 2013 - 2014.

Education

  • Master of Business Administration in Public Administration 2015 - 2017  (USA) 
  • Certificate of Academic Research, Critical Thinking, and Graduate Studies. The American University in Cairo - 2014. 
  • Certificate of Business Management- Fulbright Scholarship 2013 - 2014 (USA) 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in English Language and Literature 
    Faculty of Al-Alsun (Languages), Ain Shams University. Cairo, Egypt-2005

 

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