Minds of the Movement

An ICNC blog on the people and power of civil resistance

Wafa Eben-Beri

Wafa Eben-Beri is a social activist and currently an Obama Foundation scholar at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago (USA). She is the former Head of Government Policy at the Economic Development Authority for Minorities in the Ministry for Social Equality in Israel. In a prior role, as the first and youngest woman to run the Bedouin volunteer tent at the Arab Jewish Center for Equality, Empowerment, and Cooperation (AJEEC), Wafa managed a team of program coordinators and volunteers to create shared spaces for Arab and Jewish-Israeli students to live while preserving their respective identities and cultures.