Ramy Abdu is Assistant Professor of Law and Finance. Previously, he served as a Project and Investment coordinator for the World Bank and other internationally funded projects addressing the financial sector and the humanitarian crisis in the Palestinian territories. He is also founder and co-founder of many other initiatives and organisations.
He holds an MBA in Finance from Jordan University as well as an MReS and a PhD in Law and Finance from Manchester Metropolitan University (UK). Ramy has lectured in various fields such as corporate governance, financial management, financial markets, and business law at a number of Middle Eastern universities. He also lectured on part-time basis in Manchester Metropolitan University while doing his study.
Areas of interest: Human rights, refugees, immigration, international aid to developing countries, and EU-MENA economic cooperation
Muhammad Shehada, Chief of Programs and Communications at Euro-Med Monitor, investigates human rights abuses in Europe against migrants and refugees and Europe-MENA relations. Prior to his current role, he was public relations and communication officer at Euro-Med Monitor. Muhammad is a columnist in the Forward and contributor to several publications, including Vice, Aljazeera, the Nation and the New Arab. He studied Computer Engineering at the Islamic University - Palestine (2013-2017), International Development Studies at Lund University - Sweden (2018-2020) and currently studies Security Risk Management at Copenhagen University. He speaks English, Arabic and some Swedish.
Anne has over 15 years of experience as a development worker and human rights campaigner. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Anne was a Marshall Scholar at King’s College, Cambridge and a Mellon Century Fellow at the University of Chicago.
Anas Aljerjawi holds a BA degree in English Literature. He has completed many courses in human rights and international law. He has a long experience and advanced skills in journalism, writing, editing, and social media.
Anas served as the social media coordinator of Euro-Med Monitor for two years and worked with several other institutions in the MENA region. For his considerable experience as an editor and writer of Wikipedia content, he teaches training courses in writing and editing Wikipedia pages in addition to social media courses. Along with his interest in writing, politics, war photography, Anas' main focus is human rights especially in conflict areas.
Martina Fuchs is an international TV Anchor and Business Journalist, Expert on China and the Middle East, and Event Moderator who speaks 9 languages (German, French, English, Chinese, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Swahili).
She currently works as a freelance Business Correspondent for Chinese news agency Xinhua and state broadcaster China Global Television Network (CGTN) based in London and Zurich, Senior Advisor for the geopolitical risk consultancy Azure Strategy, International Consultant for the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, and International Advisor for the St. Gallen Symposium.
She holds a Master in International Economic History from the University of Geneva, a Postgraduate Diploma in TV Journalism from the American University in Cairo, and a Master of Science in Global Finance (MSGF) from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and the New York University (NYU) Stern Business School.
Maha is a member of the Board of Directors of Euro-Med Monitor, she holds a Master's degree in Political Science - Refugee Studies, and has worked with Euro-Med since 2014. In addition to her work in the field of human rights, Maha works as a journalist, reporting human rights violations in the Palestinian territories. In 2020, she won the Martin Adler Prize for her work in journalism.
Irene is an American writer based in the Boston area. A second-year MFA fiction candidate at the University of New Hampshire, she holds a BFA in Creative Writing from Portland State University and is a graduate of the Independent Publishing Resource Center's Portfolio Program. Her work has been recognized by Writer's Digest and Glimmer Train, and can be found in Jenny Forrester's Unchaste Anthology, Vol. 3 and online at Gaze and Peach Mag; she also coedits the literary journal Pom Pom. Irene is the author of How Do I Get to the Cloud (Quotidian Press) and is working on a novel, Effective Listening. She mentors young writers in Gaza through Euro-Med Monitor's project We Are Not Numbers.
Ghadeer Awwad holds two master’s degrees in Public Policy and Democracy and Human Rights and is a Fulbright and Quebec Science Bridge Scholarship scholar. She has experience in education and academic research. She is a lecturer, researcher and projects manager. Her fields of interest are human rights, public affairs, community justice, governance, and digital information.
Catherine is a career writer and editor with many published print and web articles on science, health, and education topics. She is also a writer of fiction. She has taught adult literacy and classes for the GED (the high school equivalency diploma). She is a member of the Washington, DC-based running group Iqraa (Arabic for read), which raises funds for college scholarships that are awarded to Palestinians attending college or university in the West Bank and Gaza.
Tariq Hajjar holds a degree of law from the Faculty of Law and Political Science at the Lebanese University in Beirut and a postgraduate diploma in Public Law from the Faculty of Law at Al-Hikma University in Beirut. He is a member of the Beirut Bar Association, a lawyer, a practising advocacy and legal consultant, and a human rights activist in public affairs, specializing in the rights of people with special needs. He has expertise in labour, civil and penal law. He is a founder of Lebanese Federation of Heritage and Traditional Sports and the Chairman of the Legal Committee of the Federation.
Michela Pugliese is an Italy-based legal and humanitarian researcher; she investigates violations against migrants and asylum seekers in Europe. Prior to her current role, she worked as an Intern at COSPE Onlus in Jerusalem (Palestine) and as a research intern at the Court of Appeal, Immigration Section in Venice (Italy).
Michela studied Political Science and International Relations at the University of Pavia, Italy (2014-2017) and Human Rights and Multi-level Governance at the University of Padua, Italy (2017-2020). She speaks English, Italian and French.
Omar Alajouni a Law student and the founder and head of several youth and student initiatives, member of the legal committee in the Jordanian youth parliament and has a special expertise in political empowerment and Science Debates. He is interested in spreading human rights awareness, promoting democratic values, monitoring human rights violations in Jordan and Iraq.
Carma Estetieh is dedicated to investigating human rights violations in the Middle East and Europe. Prior to her current role, she has volunteered at refugee camps in Jordan, interned at law firms and worked on mitigating psychosocial stressors faced by juveniles and at-risk youth.
Carma holds a Master’s of Public International Law at Leiden University in the Netherlands (2022) and a Bachelor’s of Law at the University of York in England.