Nezar Jamal

Nezar Jamal, Midwest Outreach Director

Nezar joins the USGLC from Twitter’s public policy team where he focused on the company’s nationwide work around the 2020 Election. Earlier, he worked with Facebook’s public policy team on global elections and government outreach and has held numerous internships including at the Atlantic Council, the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, and companies in the UK and Jordan. Nezar holds a master’s degree in international economics and American foreign policy from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and received his bachelor’s degree in international studies from American University. Originally from Northern California, and having spent time living in Europe and the Middle East, Nezar is happy to call Washington, D.C. home.

Posts by Nezar Jamal

  • April 14, 2022
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    Celebrating 5 Arab American Trailblazers in American Foreign Policy

    Nezar Jamal | April 14, 2022

    In honor of Arab American Heritage Month, the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition is highlighting five Arab American trailblazers who have influenced American foreign policy and national security...

  • March 3, 2022
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    What They’re Saying in the Heartland

    Nezar Jamal, Eric Moorer, Zane Francescato | March 3, 2022

    As our hearts and prayers are with the people of Ukraine under Russia’s unprovoked invasion and attack on democracy, American’s global leadership in diplomacy and foreign policy is taking center stage. In addition to immediate actions taken by...

  • February 9, 2022
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    From Afghanistan to America’s Dairyland: How Wisconsin is Rolling Out the Welcome Mat for Afghan Refugees

    Nezar Jamal | February 9, 2022

    America’s Dairyland and Afghanistan may be as close to polar opposites as one can imagine. However, in the aftermath of the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan in mid-2021, Wisconsinites have stepped up to help Afghan refugees begin a new life in...

  • December 14, 2021
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    America’s Heartland & Investing in Global Food Security and Nutrition

    Nezar Jamal | December 14, 2021

    Across all three states, there was a clear understanding that nutrition is key to a child’s development; that healthy children lead better lives. Long-term, we know health children are able to develop into stronger adults who contribute to the development of their communities, economies, and countries.

  • October 25, 2021
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    How the Global Chip Shortage Affects Heartland Businesses, Workers, and Jobs

    Nezar Jamal | October 25, 2021

    If there was any doubt that we live in an interconnected world that is reliant on the international exchange of goods, services, and ideas — the past 18 months have put those doubts to rest. One of the most acute ways in which COVID-19 has shown that what happens globally matters locally is the global shortage of semiconductor chips

  • September 21, 2021
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    Michigan Industry Rises to the Challenge of Vaccinating the World

    Nezar Jamal | September 21, 2021

    There’s precedent for Michigan industry driving the local response to a global problem and fighting the COVID-19 pandemic is no different. At its plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan, pharmaceutical leader Pfizer is producing the first FDA-approved vaccine to stop the spread of COVID-19 globally.

  • September 20, 2021
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    50 Years of Connecting the World to Kalamazoo

    Nezar Jamal | September 20, 2021

    Kalamazoo, Michigan might not be the first place that comes to mind when you hear the words “Citizen Diplomacy”, but Global Ties Kalamazoo (formerly Colleagues International), is working to change that. The small but mighty team that runs the organization is led by Executive Director Jodi Michaels, an experienced international development professional who has been at the helm since 2016.