More about Dr. Kareem Emara

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Kareem Emara is a MPP 2021 candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School. Previously, he worked as a research assistant at the Middle East Initiative at HKS, where he focused on the effects of religion on Middle Eastern politics. Alongside his research, Kareem cofounded Theo-modernity, a non-for-profit that aims at modernizing traditional religious thinking to tackle related social and political issues such as sectarian violence and women’s rights. Kareem, also, cofounded Thotron, a social enterprise that aims at developing social networking tools to facilitate communication between governmental agencies, NGOs and their constituency.
In 2015, as a leader of the Egyptian student movement, Kareem was selected by US Department of State as a Tomorrow Leader and received the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Fellowship to study conflict resolution and democratic institutions at Portland State University. Kareem holds a Medical Degree from Cairo University and his policy interest is to promote inclusive development in the Middle East.