Waleed Alhariri currently serves as Vice Chair of the Hunter College Auxiliary Exnterprises Corporation, and a board member of Hunter College President’s Technology Fee Advisory Committee, Hunter College Sustainability Council, Hunter College Departmental Governance Committee, and the Undergraduate Student Government Student Welfare Committee. He is also a member of the Hunter College Model UN team, and became an assistant and translator to Nobel Peace laureate Tawakkol Karman, one of the 26 members of the UN Secretary-General’s High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (HLP). He expects to graduate in the end of Fall 2013 semester with a BA in Political Science and certificate in Human Rights from Hunter College and its Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, and continue his international law studies at the New York University School of Law. While at Hunter College, he completed an honor thesis on the constitution-design process in his native Yemen, and a second on transitional justice processes in Yemen’s current political transition.
Waleed completed a six-month internship with Human Rights Watch’s Middle East and North Africa Division, where he helped publish a long report on Yemen. Waleed also recently became an intern at the International Peace Institute, where he works in covering perceptions and practices of citizenship, gender equality and the constitution, women’s political participation, and citizenship and media in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, and Libya. He is committed to youth empowerment and advocates for sustainable development and human rights issues.