Al-Shabaka Policy Member Basil Farraj holds a B.A. in Peace and Global Studies from Earlham College, USA. He is a Thomas J. Watson Fellow undertaking an independent project about Palestinian identity, and its manifestations in the diaspora. Basil is a member of the Defence for Children International – Palestine Section’s General Assembly, and a grant advisor to the Pollination Project. His areas of interest include child rights advocacy, peace and justice theory and the building of effective and critical transnational solidarity.