2016-2017 ISD Fellow
Bunker Graduate Fellow, Master of Science in Foreign Service
Adviser: Ambassador Barbara Bodine, Director, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy
Research topic: Agents of Change: Working with Islamic Communities to Counter Extremism
Rami Ayyub is a Master of Science in Foreign Service candidate concentrating in global politics and security. His ISD research will focus on diplomatic engagement with Islamic communities, particularly in the field of "countering violent extremism." He previously worked with the National Desk at NPR, where he covered issues ranging from national security to religion. Before coming to Georgetown, Rami served as an Analyst with Lockheed Martin, where he developed contracts for international and domestic defense programs. Over the summer of 2016, he will work with the Political Section and the Syrian Transition Assistance Response Team (START) at the American Embassy in Ankara, Turkey. Rami holds a Bachelor of Music in opera performance, and a Bachelor of Science in finance, both from the University of Maryland, College Park.