TIMEP’s 2020 Nonresident Fellowship Cohort

TIMEP is thrilled to announce the members of its 2020 Nonresident Fellowship cohort! The fellows, based in countries around the world, bring expertise on a variety of thematic areas from freedom of information to digital rights and on countries across the region.

Throughout their one year fellowships, TIMEP’s nonresident fellows will be producing engaging and interactive content on the top issues affecting their mandate, connecting and collaborating with like-minded organizations, and sharing their knowledge and analysis with journalists, advocates, and policymakers alike.

Interested in getting in touch with TIMEP’s fellows? Email [email protected].

Kareem Chehayeb is an investigative journalist at The Public Source, an independent media organization in Lebanon and has published work with several platforms, including The Washington Post and Foreign Policy. Read his full bio here.

  • Fellowship Mandate: Transparency and freedom of information in Lebanon and across the region

Noor Hamadeh is a Syrian-American lawyer and the Head of the Human Rights and Business Unit at the Syrian Legal Development Programme (SLDP). Prior to joining SLDP, Ms. Hamadeh completed a legal fellowship with the Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG). Read her full bio here.

  • Fellowship Mandate: Business and human rights in Syria and across the region

Suhail al-Ghazi is a researcher and OSINT analyst, with extensive experience in conducting research on Syria on a variety of issues, from military developments to socioeconomic issues relating to the Syrian conflict. He has focused on fact-checking and the use of social media and OSINT to research military and governance developments throughout the conflict. Read his full bio here.

  • Fellowship Mandate: Syria and state narrative

Ruba al-Hassani is a legal sociologist. Her research explores sociological and behavioral approaches to Iraqi studies, law, transitional justice, crime, social control, and social movements. Ms. al-Hassani is currently completing her PhD at Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada. Read her full bio here.

  • Fellowship Mandate: Transitional justice in Iraq and the broader context in-country

Diana Rayes is a PhD student in International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, specializing in the impact of conflict and displacement on refugee and migrant health. She has previously worked with the World Health Organization, the Syrian American Medical Society, and the Migration Policy Institute. Read her full bio here.

  • Fellowship Mandate: Regional public health trends and refugee issues

Joey Shea researches online freedom of expression and human rights issues, as well as policy solutions that protect the right to privacy and access to information. Her research examines the political, legal, and economic contexts of network filtering and monitoring technologies, digital media manipulation, including misinformation, disinformation and propaganda, and targeted digital attacks. Read her full bio here.

  • Fellowship Mandate: Digital rights, information controls, and the impact of technology across the region