ADVOCACY FELLOWS

 

Fellows are the hands and feet of The Philos Project. Each one is a Near Eastern activist who represents a distinctive

community, tradition, or perspective, and together they symbolize the likeminded friends (Greek, philoi) that Philos

supports in the region. In addition to telling their unique stories, all Philos fellows oversee special projects that

promote leadership and friendship between peoples.

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SPOTLIGHT: Migration of Palestinian Christians: Drivers and Means of Combating it

The Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, in collaboration with The Philos Project, conducted a public opinion poll among Palestinian Christians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip during the period between 27 January and 23 February 2020. The poll sought to explore the reasons that drive Christians to emigrate from their homeland in Palestine to other countries and the various means that could potentially stem the flow. Read a summary of the survey here

Giulia Nembrini is the Advocacy Director of the Philos Project. She has a degree in Political Science with a specialization in International Relations, which she obtained at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, located in Milan, Italy. After her experience as a humanitarian worker in the town of Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais, Brazil), Giulia decided to continue her studies and moved to New York City, and then to Tel Aviv, where she graduated from the International Master's Program in Security and Diplomacy at Tel Aviv University (TAU). After serving on the Holy See Permanent Observation Mission to the United Nations in New York, Giulia returned to Rome, Italy. Her career has spanned topics such as international diplomacy, geopolitics of the Near East, religious freedom, human rights of refugees, peacemaking, nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament.

ADVOCACY FOR PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS

From Coptic to Evangelical Christian communities in the Near​ East, our fellows advocate for the persecuted Christian minorities of the Near East.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Grassroots initiatives on the ground, developed and led by our fellows,  connect different groups of people to encourage peacemaking, education and understanding. 

RESEARCH & WRITING

Our fellows conduct and write on their research in a wide range of topics centered on the Near East.

MINA ABDELMALAK | egypt

Highlighting Christian persecution and advocating for religious freedom in Egypt.

JAWDAT Z. MICHAEL | palestine

Promoting pluralism and understanding in and around the Palestinian Territories.

KHALIL SAYEGH | palestine

Promoting pluralism and understanding in and around the Palestinian Territories.

ADENO ABEBE | israel

Advocating for equality for Ethiopian Jews in Israel.

NEVEEN MAKHOUL ELIAS | israel

Reviving the Aramean culture and language.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR FELLOWS

Head over to our Youtube channel to watch short feature films on our fellows and their work.

ON THE GROUND

Our fellows have each worked and are working on unique initiatives aimed at aiding disadvantaged people in the Near East.