Mariam Hamad holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the American University in Cairo, with a specialisation in international relations. After her bachelor’s, Mariam spent five years working for the United Nations, focusing on migration issues. This included working on the Syrian emergency response for the protection of refugee children. At the International Organisation for Migration, she led a project promoting labour mobility, implemented multiple community stabilisation projects and developed the mission's migration and development portfolio. During her master’s degree, Mariam assisted in conducting a study on external German cultural policy for the German Federal Foreign Office. At the Hertie School she focused on development policy and public management and she aims to work in the fields of multilateral dialogue, development cooperation and international relations.
Master’s thesis title
Development for influence? The trade-offs in coordinating development in Egypt