Hussein AlAhmad

Country: Palestine
Sector: Higher Education
Job title: Head of Media & Communication
Subject of study: Middle East Politics
Year of graduation: 2019
Type/Level of study: Post graduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

Arab American University

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

I taught in two universities before settling in the third university as a full time job.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

I am teaching and also conducting academic research on the Mediatised Conflict and Political Communication as two subject issue that are highly interesting and meaningful for me to work on, both at the academic and professional levels. These subject issues matter for me as a Middle East citizen living the turmoil of post revolts and its hazardous ramifications.

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

The time I spent with my colleagues at the common room in IAIS was so productive and also provided both support and pleasure, with networking also. I also enjoyed the career zone and its many and continuous training programs and workshops (I attended almost 21 training sessions in varied but pertinent to my professional life). The electronic library which enabled me to access many academic resources I need in my work while traveling back to see my family. Supporting conferences I participated or attended in other countries was another highlight in my student life at Exeter.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

The peace of mind at the campus, the full support offered by the university at most levels, and the rich feedback from my supervisors, in addition to working with knowledgeable staff, all together enabled me to an exceptional achievement that really generated a positive change in many aspect of my personal as well as professional life.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

Choosing Middle east Studies at IAIS, also to be supervised by a great professor like Professor Ilan Pappe are two main reasons. Notwithstanding, attaining the scholarship was a decisive one.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

Choosing Middle east Studies at IAIS, also to be supervised by a great professor like Professor Ilan Pappe are two main reasons. Notwithstanding, attaining the scholarship was a decisive one.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

Work hard, make the best use of your supervisors and other resources offered by the university.

What are your plans for the future?

Since I achieved my PhD, I am trying hard to attain a postdoc scholarship, my proposal on political stability in Palestine and the Middle East (my immense and incessant dream) is ready, and I am contacting several universities -including Exeter- to find a host and fund.

 

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