Student Spotlight: Mayesha Alam

Mayesha is a second year Phd Student in the Political Science department at Yale. She cofounded the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and has worked with the United Nations, the World Bank, and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. Her 2014 book, Women and Transitional Justice: Progress and Persistent Challenges in Retributive and Restorative Processes, was inspired by her work at the Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation Commission of Kenya and by her parents’ experiences surviving the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War.

She wrote the following articles on the Rohingya crisis:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/09/14/5-things-you-need-to-know-about-rohingya-crisis-and-how-it-could-roil-southeast-asia/?utm_term=.5f25b998b963

https://www.justsecurity.org/45410/rohingya-crisis-risk-american-geopolitical-interests/

https://www.cfr.org/blog/women-and-girls-risk-rohingya-refugee-crisis