Welcome our 2020 Summer Interns!

The Global Campaign for Peace Education is thrilled to have three brilliant and engaged students from Georgetown University join our team this summer!  Nazeleh Jamshidi, Nareg Kuyumjian, and Keaton Nara bring diverse interests and experiences organizing and educating around the environment, women’s rights, global justice, and human rights.  They will be working on a variety of independent projects this summer, and all will be contributing to a significant outreach effort to help us build a broader coalition and global movement for peace education.

Please join us in welcoming Nazeleh, Nareg and Keaton to the Global Campaign!

Nazeleh Jamshidi is a student majoring in Government, and Justice and Peace, in Georgetown College. Nazeleh is a gender equality and human/women’s rights activist. She has extensive experience in designing, creating, and managing projects and programs that promote gender equality, women empowerment and human rights in developing and post-war countries, Afghanistan. She has assisted various governmental and International organizations such as Municipalities, the Department of Agriculture, the Afghan Red Crescent Society, the UN, and USAID to include gender perspectives as part of their policies, strategies, and Afghanistan-based foundational documents. Nazeleh is committed to human rights and women’s rights and she has helped a considerable number of women in 27 provinces of Afghanistan to recognize and claim their rights as humans and members of their communities.

Nareg Kuyumjian is a senior studying International Relations at Georgetown University. As an undergraduate, he has engaged in the environmental movement on and off campus with his various forms of activism including field organizing to ban single-use Styrofoam in California, researching and analyzing circular economy systems, and revitalizing the recycling program on campus. He plans to build on his experience working on environmental issues by completing a dual-degree in Master’s in Public Policy and Master’s in Environmental Management with the intention of exploring more deeply how the sustainable management of resources can drive transboundary peacebuilding. Alongside his environmental work, Nareg is heavily involved in his Armenian-American community both in Los Angeles, his hometown, and in Washington DC. Upon other roles, he is proud of his contribution to the campaign that resulted in both houses of Congress recognizing the Armenian Genocide for the first time in US History. In all aspects of life, Nareg has always been one that sees the individual as part of the whole and intends to use his skills and experience to build united and empowered communities across the world.

Keaton Nara is a student at Georgetown University (’22) majoring in Justice and Peace Studies, while minoring in Mandarin Chinese. She discovered her passion for peace education in high school, when she envisioned and created International Peer Education on Climate Change—IPECC—an organization designed to train high school students how to teach their peers about environmental justice. The organization’s mission is founded in a vision of global empathy, where students can become aware and compassionate about the different struggles other countries face from climate change. During her time at Georgetown, Nara has continued to study justice issues she is passionate about, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, mass incarceration, and environmentalism. Her vision for the future is founded in her desire to empower and educate communities across the world. Nara hopes to use her work with the Global Campaign for Peace Education to connect domestic and international communities in an effort to gradually transform global conflicts.

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5 thoughts on “Welcome our 2020 Summer Interns!”

  1. Hi Pratibha … the next IIPE will be summer 2021. The IIPE takes place every other summer. Announcements coming soon.

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