Mustafa Hassoun is a recipient of the Academic Year 2020-2021 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship. The award provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students with financial support to develop fluency in less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) and expertise in the regions in which these languages are spoken. Every year the Center for Global Studies awards between 12-15 fellowships to UW students. Click here to learn more.
Mustafa is a law student with a background in political science and Middle Eastern studies. Previously, he worked at the Carter Center on the Preventing Violent Extremism Team and with Orphan Charity Foundation in Baghdad, Iraq. His research centers on how government structures exacerbate and resolve ethnic conflict in the Middle East.
He is hoping to strengthen his Persian skills and put his linguistic and cultural competencies to work as a lawyer in Seattle and beyond.