Avraham Spraragen is a Policy Associate at the J Street Policy Center, serving as the assistant to Director of Policy Dr. Debra Shushan. He graduated with Distinction in December 2021 from Cornell University, with a major in Government and a double minor in Near Eastern Studies and History. Avraham holds certificates in “Israel and Middle East Studies” from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and in “Middle East and Conflict Studies” from Tel Aviv University. He is a lifelong Hebrew speaker and has studied Arabic in Amman, Jordan and Rabat, Morocco. Avraham also serves as a Board Member of Partners for Progressive Israel and as a Naomi Chazan Global Activism Fellow of the New Israel Fund.
Currently, Avraham is pursuing a dual J.D.-M.A. Arab Studies degree at Georgetown University Law Center and Georgetown School of Foreign Service, respectively. He was selected by Georgetown Law as a Global Law Scholar and Human Rights Associate. Avraham is also completing a Graduate Certificate in “Refugees, Migration and Humanitarian Emergencies” at the Georgetown Institute for the Study of International Migration. In addition, he serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown Middle East and North Africa Forum and as Editor-at-Large of the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs.