Faisal Al-Saud, a student in the previous cohort of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy, is one of two Yale College seniors selected for the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

The program allows fellows to spend one year in Washington, D.C., where they will work alongside Carnegie senior scholars in critical global fields, including democracy, conflict, and governance; international security and political economy; and sustainability, climate, and geopolitics.

Al-Saud, who is majoring in political science and modern Middle East studies, is interested in the future of international law and institutions in an era of increasing multipolarity.  In addition to being part of the Grand Strategy program at Yale, Al-Saud participated in the Multidisciplinary Academic Program in Human Rights and served as co-editor-in-chief of the Yale Review of International Studies and the Yale Human Rights Journal. He was also the undergraduate director of the Lowenstein Human Rights Project at Yale Law School and served as a research assistant on projects related to transitional justice, universal jurisdiction, and peacebuilding.

Al-Saud has also conducted research for and interned at the United Nations, working on initiatives to increase youth participation in the multilateral system and address climate inaction. As a Gaither Junior Fellow, he will be part of the Global Order and Institutions Program.

Other Jackson School affiliates have also taken part in the Gaither Junior Fellows program. In 2019, Sylvie Zhong MPP ’23 worked with the Asia Department of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as a Gaither Junior Fellow, prior to her Yale graduate studies. Nicole Ng ’17, a global affairs major, was named a fellow in spring 2017.

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