Contributing Researcher, Candidate, USC Master of Public Diplomacy
Wael is a first-year Master of Public Diplomacy student at USC with interests in gastro- and digital diplomacy. Prior to enrolling at USC, Wael completed his undergraduate study in international relations with a focus on issues and institutions in the Middle East from the University of California, Irvine. Among other things, Wael traveled to the Middle East twice serving as a student diplomat studying the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and as a cultural attaché on an interfaith mission to Israel. Most recently, Wael spent three months at the Embassy of Jordan in Washington, D.C. as a public diplomacy intern. Currently, Wael is the graduate intern at the Department of State’s Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy engaging his fluency in Arabic working on counter-terrorism and disinformation projects.