Mohammad Omar Metwally is a current Fulbright Scholar at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, pursuing a Master’s degree in Global Affairs with a concentration in International Peace Studies. Mohammad has nearly a decade of experience designing, implementing, and managing youth programs. He is passionate about issues related to youth empowerment, violent extremism, and migration. Mohammad’s areas of expertise are in conflict prevention, conflict transformation, and community dialogue design. Most recently, he worked at the Global Center on Cooperative Security as a research assistant and at Search for Common Ground as a project manager for Bahrain and prior to that as a regional coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa Common Ground Institute program. He is a co-founder of multiple youth-led initiatives and holds a Bachelor in Biotechnology from Cairo University.