Syria, Jordan, Lebanon & Palestine, 2017
Current Place of Residence: Palestine
University: Paris Institute of Political Studies-Sciences Po and Columbia University; University of Cambridge
Current/Recent Course: BA Political Science & Economics; MPhil Development Studies
Nur Arafeh is a researcher in economic development. She has a dual BA degree in political science and economics from the Paris Institute of Political Studies-Sciences Po and Columbia University, and holds an MPhil degree in development studies from the University of Cambridge. She was a Teaching Assistant at Columbia and a Visiting Lecturer at Al-Quds Bard College. Nur has consulted for several international organisations and is currently Al-Shabaka’s Palestine-based Policy Fellow, working on policy-oriented research. She has written numerous op-eds on the Palestinian economy, in Arabic, English and French, in Al-Akhbar, Al-Jazeera and Le Monde Diplomatique, among other outlets. At Oxford, she will pursue a DPhil in international development, a vital step to attain her objective as an engaged and impactful scholar, playing a leading role in development policy in the Arab world.