Noura Erakat

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Noura Erakat
Noura Erakat at New America Foundation event.jpg
BornNoura Saleh Erakat
Alameda County, California, U.S.
EducationUniversity of California, Berkeley (B.A.)
UC Berkeley School of Law (J.D.)
Georgetown University Law Center (L.L.M.)
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
Georgetown University
RelativesYousef Erakat (brother)
Sbraeb Erakat (uncle)

Noura Erakat /ˈnʊərə ˈɛrəkæt/ NOORERR-ə-kat is a Palestinian American legal scholar, and human rights attorney.[1][2] She is an activist and writer,[3] as well as a specialist[4][5][6][7] in national security.[8] Erakat is one of six core figures who launched Jadaliyya in 2010 (an ezine in English, Arabic, and French that is an initiative of the non-profit Arab Studies Institute (ASI) in Washington, D.C. and Beirut, Lebanon). She is the sister of Yousef Erakat, better known by his YouTube moniker, FouseyTube.[9][10]

Education and career[edit]

Erakat graduated with a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2002 (Phi Beta Kappa) and was a UC Berkeley Human Rights Center Summer Fellow in 2003.[11] She received her J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law in 2005 and was awarded the Francine Diaz Memorial Scholarship Award in the same year.[12] Finally, she completed her L.L.M at Georgetown University Law Center in 2012.[8]

Erakat has "served as legal counsel to the House of Representatives Oversight Committee"[2] and has previously taught at Georgetown University.[2][8] From 2012-2014, she was a Freedman Fellow with Temple University Beasley School of Law.[13] She currently serves on the board of the Institute for Policy Studies,[14] is a member of the Board of Directors for the Trans-Arab Research Institute,[15] and is a policy advisor with Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network.[16] Erakat teaches international studies and human rights at George Mason University at Fairfax, Virginia.[17]

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  1. ^ "George Mason University, New Century College Faculty: Noura Erakat". George Mason University. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05.
  2. ^ a b c "Faculty Highlight: Noura Erakat". George Mason University. Archived from the original on 2014-10-17.
  3. ^ "Noura Erakat: List of Publications". Noura Erakat Official Website.
  4. ^ Welsh, Theresa (Sep 5, 2014). "West Bank Settlements Overshadow New Arab Housing in Jerusalem". U.S. News & World Report.
  5. ^ Rudoren, Jodi (August 26, 2014). "Cease-Fire Extended, but Not on Hamas's Terms". New York Times.
  6. ^ The Editors (July 30, 2014). "Israel Must Stop Its Campaign of Terror". The Nation.
  7. ^ "Large group of U.S. scholars endorse academic boycott of Israel". CBS News/Associated Press. December 17, 2013.
  8. ^ a b c "Georgetown Bio". Georgetown University.
  9. ^ Muller, Nat. "Reviews and Critique: Jadaliyya". Portal 9.
  10. ^ "Jadaliyya: Noura Erakat". Jadaliyya.
  11. ^ "UC Berkeley Human Rights Center Summer Fellow". UC Berkeley. Archived from the original on 2014-07-14.
  12. ^ "Berkeley Law School". Berkeley Law School. Archived from the original on 2014-07-14.
  13. ^ "Current Freedman Fellows". Temple University.
  14. ^ "Board Members". Institute for Policy Studies.
  15. ^ "Board of Directors: TARI". TARI.
  16. ^ "Policy Advisor: Al Shabaka". alshabaka.
  17. ^ Noura Erakat

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