Meet Current RCPI Fellows

Fellows partner with the Religious Literacy Project to advance the Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative.

Senior Fellows

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Atalia Omer

Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative Senior Fellow

Atalia Omer is an Associate Professor of religion, Conflict, and Peace Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and the Keough School...

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Erica Chenoweth

Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative Senior Fellow

Erica Chenoweth is the Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights at Harvard Kennedy School and a Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at the Radcliffe...

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Hilary Rantisi

Associate Director of the Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative
Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative Senior Fellow

Hilary Rantisi is the Associate Director of the Religion, Conflict and Peace Initiative (RCPI) - a groundbreaking collaboration between the Harvard...

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Marshall Ganz

Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative Senior Fellow

Marshall Ganz is the Rita E. Hauser Senior Lecturer in Leadership, Organizing, and Civil Society at the Harvard Kennedy School and a Senior Lecturer in...

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Visiting Fellows

Hass

Amira Hass

Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative Fellow

Amira Hass is the Haaretz correspondent for the Occupied Territories. Born in Jerusalem in 1956, Hass was educated at the Hebrew University of...

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Khalil

Gregory Khalil

Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative Non-Resident Fellow

Gregory Khalil, a Palestinian-American social entrepreneur, is the co-founder and President of the Telos Group, a Washington D.C.-based non-...

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Mosab Abu Toha

Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative Fellow

Mosab Abu Toha is a young Palestinian poet living in Beit Lahia, Gaza. A graduate in English Literature, he enjoys writing stories and poems of his own....

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Shouster

Noam Shouster

Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative Fellow

Noam Shouster is a freelance comedian, performer, peacebuilder and activist. She has performed in a variety of venues, including East Jerusalem, Berlin,...

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Rami Younis

Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative Fellow

Rami Younis is a Palestinian writer and cultural activist from Lyd, who graduated from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He currently writes for the...

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Pierce

Rebecca Pierce

Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative Non-Resident Fellow

Rebecca Pierce is an African-American Jewish documentary filmmaker and journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work focuses on...

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Mehager

Tom Mehager

Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative Fellow

Tom is the Program Manager, Globalization and Sovereignty Cluster at The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. He holds a first degree in cinema and television...

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Interns

Bridget Power

Bridget Power

News and Social Media Editor

Bridget graduated from Harvard Divinity School with a master of divinity degree in 2019. As a student at HDS, she participated in the...

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Edward Ablang

Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative Intern

Edward is a Master of Theological Studies student, focusing on Religion, Ethics, and Politics. He interned at the Edward Said National...

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Giiti Wassie

Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative Intern

Giiti graduated in 2019 with a master’s degree in International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She spent her...

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Sarah Sturm

Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative Intern
Sarah is pursuing a Master’s in Theological Studies, with a focus on religion, politics, and ethics. She spent her summer internship with AIDA (Association of... Read more about Sarah Sturm
Tim Steckler

Tim Steckler

Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative Intern

Tim graduated in 2019 as an Ed.M. student concentrating in International Education Policy, with a particular interest in utilizing theatre and...

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