Joshua Dean

Joshua Dean

AM Candidate in Regional Studies—Middle East
Joshua Dean

Josh arrives at Harvard having graduated from the University of Oxford with an honours degree in Hebrew and French, during which he wrote dissertations on defining Israel as a state vs. a yishuv, and the notion of setting in Claude Lanzmann's Holocaust film Shoah.

Through various trips to Israel, Josh has gained greater exposure to the country's language, culture and politics. In summer 2018, Josh interned as a parliamentary assistant in the office of the leader of the parliamentary opposition, MK Isaac Herzog. His other experiences in Israel have included volunteering at the Haifa Home for Holocaust Survivors, volunteering for 'The Equalizer', a charity that brings together Israeli youth from diverse ethnic backgrounds through soccer; and completing an Ulpan language course at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Outside of Israel, Josh has also completed an internship at the Geneva office of the World Jewish Congress, an NGO that participates in the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Josh's main research interests include Israeli-Palestinian peace initiatives and the role played by the Holocaust in modern Israeli society.

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