Tamara Ben-Halim

Al-Shabaka Policy Member Tamara Ben-Halim is co-founder and co-director of Makan, an educational platform dedicated to reframing the Palestinian experience by using a language of rights, equality, and dignity. She holds an MSc in Human Rights from the London School of Economics and an MA in Modern European Languages from the University of Edinburgh. Tamara has worked in non-profit and civil society for over 6 years, focusing on creative solutions to problems of social injustice, community mobilisation, and communication and outreach. She co-founded and led the international effort, Cycling4Gaza, for many years. She has produced several short films, including her documentary film Ain El Hilweh, which was nominated for an award at the California Arab Film Festival in 2011.