Ayed Ahmad was Spring 2013 Atkin Fellow at ICSR.
Ayed has been a Project Manager at the Palestinian Peace Coalition – Geneva Initiative since 2011. In this position, Ayed is responsible for organising a wide range of events that aim particularly to enhance moderate voices in Palestinian society, and to educate the Palestinian youth on the substantive fruits of both reconciliation and a comprehensive peace agreement with Israel.
Ayed holds a Bachelors Degree in English Language and Literature from An-najah National University in Nablus, Palestine, where he conducted research that examined the relationship between the East and West during Shakespearean times, focusing in particular on Shakespeare’s Othello.
His research at ICSR focused on the attitudes of young Palestinians towards their leadership, political participation and current social changes. Ayed’s paper highlights the various cultural and political reasons that have resulted in Palestinian youth becoming less willing to engage in politics and decision-making processes. To read his paper please click here.