W&L Law Alumnus to Discuss Arab Spring

Ahmed Younis '04L

Ahmed Younis '04L

On Friday, March 28, Ahmed S. Younis, a 2004 graduate of Washington and Lee School of Law, will speak at the Law School on the Arab Spring. His talk is scheduled for 12 noon in the Millhiser Moot Court Room, Sydney Lewis Hall.

Younis' talk is titled "Revolution and The Law: Ethical Challenges of the Arab Spring." During his presentation, he will speak on the role of the lawyer of the future and what questions the modern lawyer must answer to bring about global change.

Younis is an adjunct assistant professor and Ph.D. student in the College of Educational Studies at Chapman University. He has served as a Senior Consultant for the Gallup Organization and Senior Analyst for the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies from 2007 to 2012. As part of his work for Gallup, from January 2009 to June 2011 Younis served as Director of Strategic Partnerships and Communications for Silatech, a youth employment initiative to promote large-scale job creation in the Middle East and North Africa. From 2004-2007, Younis served as National Director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council.

In 2009, 2010, and 2011, he was named as one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims globally. In 2011 and 2012, Arabian Business Magazine named Younis as one of the "Power 500" of the Arab world and one of the 500 Most Famous Arabs in the world.

Younis is author of "Gender Justice: The Situation of Women and Girls After the Arab Spring" and "American Muslims: Voir Dire [Speak the Truth]," a post-Sept. 11 look at the reality of the debate surrounding American Muslims and their country. With his brother Mohamed, also a graduate of W&L Law, Younis co-authored of "The Role of Entrepreneurship & Job Creation in US-Muslim Relations."

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