MGA graduates awarded fellowships for postgraduate employment focusing on civil society activism and gender justice

Puhr El Beheiry

Renée LaReau | July 10, 2020

The Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame has awarded two major postgraduate fellowships that support the professional development of graduating master of global affairs students. 

Rana El-Beheiry (at right in above photo), a 2020 graduate, has been awarded the Hesburgh Global Fellowship. Theresa Puhr, also a member of the MGA Class of 2020, has been awarded the Raymond C. Offenheiser Fellowship. Both fellowships, awarded annually, subsidize employment with organizations that foster human dignity and equality.

El-Beheiry, who is from Egypt, works as a program officer for ICAN, the International Civil Society Action Network. ICAN supports civil society activism by promoting women’s rights, peace, and human security in countries affected by conflict, transition and closed political spaces. The organization connects activists and the policy community and supports women activists by helping them develop skills and fostering the exchange of knowledge and resources. El-Beheiry’s responsibilities include supporting the engagement of women in peacebuilding processes in Syria, Libya, and Iraq. She also supports partner organizations in writing grant proposals. 

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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