Oecumene: Citizenship after Orientalism is funded by an European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant (Institutions, values, beliefs and behaviour ERC-AG-SH2).
Activist Network, Activist Consultant
An urban activist and community developer, Raghda Butros is the founder of Hamzet Wasel, a social venture that works to revive and enrich the cultural and social identity of urban communities in the Arab region, beginning with Amman. Hamzet Wasel is a platform for diversity, activism and inclusion with the purpose of tackling the complex challenges and exploring the unique opportunities that exist within the cities where it operates. Raghda was selected in 2008 as the first Ashoka Fellow from Jordan - Ashoka is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs with system changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. She is also a Fellow of the Japan Foundation, the Hubert H. Humphrey Program, and the Aspen Institute. From 2005 to 2009, Raghda was the Founding Director of Ruwwad for Development, a non-profit organization, which works to enhance Arab private sector investment in development efforts through projects and programs, which aim to empower and improve the quality of life of people in marginalized communities.