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Ahmed Awadallah

Where Are They Now? Spring 2017 Update:
By Anastasia Lehneis '17

After graduating from KU in 2013, Ahmed was accepted into the London School of Economics (LSE) and Political Science and in the Fall of 2013 enrolled in a Master's Degree program at LSE where he studied International Relations. While attending LSE, he was elected to serve as the Master of Science (MSc) International Relations Staff-Student Liaison Committee Representative as well as the MSc international relations Main Representative for the Taught Graduate Students' Consultative Forum, London School of Economics and Political Science from 2013-2014. 

In 2014, after graduating from LSE he returned back home to Egypt where he was involved in an initiative called "T20" which was launched mid 2014 under H.E. Past President Adly Mansour to connect with Egyptians who graduated from the most respected universities in the world. T20 is a Think/Action Tank with executive's capabilities of 700 professionals and a mission to help Egypt.

In October 2014, Ahmed began working for the Ministry of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform as a Public Policy Analyst focusing in Education and Technical Education, and was a member of the Committee that drafted the Education Pillar in Egypt 2030 Vision.

After receiving an offer In May of 2016, Ahmed started working for the International Committee of The Red Cross (ICRC), which is an independent, neutral organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence. The ICRC takes action in response to emergencies, and at the same time promotes respect for international humanitarian law and its implementation in national law. Ahmed is also currently working as an ICRC Delegate based in Baghdad, Iraq.

To view a video of one of his activities to help the displaced people in Iraq click here.

Below is the original story on Ahmed Awadallah

Major: Political Science, Class of 2013

Ahmed Adawallah

Ahmed Awadallah graduated from Kutztown University in May 2013 with a degree in political science and a concentration in economics.  From KU, Awadallah headed to London to enroll in the prestigious London School of Economics and Political Science.

From there, he hopes to one day work at the United Nations.  The experience and education he's received at KU has put him on the path toward his goals.

Growing up in a small village near Cairo, Egypt, Awadallah received a Fulbright Scholarship to come to the United States for college.  He completed an associate degree from Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, Pa., before returning to Egypt, thinking his education in the U.S. was at an end.

"I didn't have the funds to continue my education," Awadallah said. "I applied to Kutztown University and received a very generous scholarship.  This was the main factor that helped me to come back to Kutztown and further my education."

Since enrolling at KU, Awadallah made an immediate impact, getting involved in several campus activities, including the International Student Organization, Model United Nations Club and Student Government. 

Awadallah hopes to put his experience and degree in political science to good use, with plans to return to Egypt and to get involved in helping the nation move forward after its recent revolution.

"The Egyptian Revolution started in January 2011, I became very interested in international relations, peace and security," Awadallah said.  "I really wanted to develop a better understanding of political science...further my education with grad school, and hopefully go back to my home country, Egypt, and make a difference one day."

Awadallah encourages prospective students to choose KU.

"Kutztown University is a great place to be. Challenge yourself. Learn a lot. Get involved. Develop leadership skills and prepare yourself to be a future leader."

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