Zoe Jackowitz ’23 was awarded “Best Student Poster” for her research on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the 15th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) in November.
The government major received funding from the Government Department and the Academic Dean’s office to support her travel to Washington, D.C., to present, “The Art of Attack: Comparing Palestinians' High-tech and Low-tech Resistance.”
Zoe was also featured in a video about the conference, which drew a dynamic crowd of academics and policymakers from around the globe. During the conference she attended a diverse range of panel discussions and roundtables, took advantage of networking opportunities, and heard from keynote speakers who are prominent scholars in the field of Middle Eastern and African studies.
“I was really glad to have the chance to participate in the ASMEA conference and was surprised to win an award,” says Zoe, who is from Natick, Massachusetts, and has interned during the fall semester with the Department of Immigration through the Office of Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand. “I have a passion for studies in the Middle East and looking at perspectives from authors that actually come out of the Middle East.”