Noura Erakat

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Noura Erakat
Born Noura Saleh Erakat
(1980-01-15) January 15, 1980 (age 37)[1]
Alameda County, California, U.S.
Occupation Assistant Professor
Nationality Palestinian American
Education B.A. University of California, Berkeley
J.D. UC Berkeley School of Law
L.L.M Georgetown University Law Center
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley
Georgetown University
Relatives Yousef Erakat (Brother)

Noura Erakat (born January 15, 1980) is a Palestinian American legal scholar, human rights attorney, and assistant professor at New Century College, George Mason University.[2][3] She is an activist and writer,[4] as well as a specialist in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict,[5][6][7][8] refugee law, humanitarian law, national security law, and social justice.[9] 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).[10][11]

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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.[12] 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.[13] Finally, she completed her L.L.M at Georgetown University Law Center (with distinction and Dean’s List) in 2012.[9]

Erakat has "served as legal counsel to the House of Representatives Oversight Committee"[3] and has previously taught at Georgetown University.[3][9] From 2012-2014, she was a Freedman Fellow with Temple University Beasley School of Law.[14] She currently serves on the board of the Institute for Policy Studies,[15] is a member of the Board of Directors for the Trans-Arab Research Institute,[16] and is a policy advisor with the Al-Shabaka Network.[17]

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