Haya Haddad is a Fulbright graduate student in MA International Affairs at The New School. She is in her third semester writing a thesis about the development of ethnic minorities. Haya is a Palestinian citizen of Israel and a social activist in her community. In 2018 she led a systemic change at Tel Aviv University by abolishing a racist policy that bans Arab students to talk in Arabic with Arab administrative staff. She initiated a movement to enhance the Arabic language as a mother tongue for the Palestinian ethnic minority in Israel. As a result, Tel Aviv University expanded the services in Arabic and produced a campaign for enrollment in Arabic for the first time. Haya participated in several leadership international programs and took part in peace negotiations groups between Israelis and Palestinians. Recently, she joined Haaretz newspaper as a columnist. Haya writes opinion articles about Israeli-Palestinian politics, Palestinian culture and other intersected issues.
Read the article she co-authored with George Zeidan for Haaretz here.