Josie Koury

Josie Koury

AM Candidate in Regional Studies—Middle East
Josie Koury

Josie is an AM student in Middle Eastern Studies. She graduated magna cum laude from Lafayette College having earned a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs and Government and Law. At Lafayette, Josie was a McKelvy Scholar and specifically focused her course of study on the Middle East and global conflict and cooperation. Prior to attending Harvard, she was a research assistant at the Middle East Institute and an intern at the Lebanese Consular Embassy in New York, New York. She has served as a founding member and the director of operations for the Egatha Foundation for Health Services, a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance and medical services to patients in Lebanon living amid the current economic crisis. In the midst of the August 4, 2020, explosion in Beirut, she co-founded an organization for the collection and donation of immediate monetary relief efforts for directly impacted Lebanese families. Her research interests center upon the Levant and include national identity politics, migration, and the experiences of women during instances of conflict and military occupation.

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