Christopher Stevens Global Ambassadors Project

Project Description

The UC Berkeley Center for Middle Eastern Studies will build on its existing Stevens Scholars program by broadening it to include mutual cultural and intellectual exchange. The Christopher Stevens Global Ambassadors program will provide an opportunity, via vlog and virtual meeting environments, for Berkeley undergraduates to interact with a diverse group of peers at institutions in rural Morocco (the location of the late Ambassador’s Peace Corps service) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with subsequent exchanges planned in Iraq and Jordan. The program will also offer online language conversation exchange for students studying Kurdish and Arabic at Berkeley and students from the region studying English.

General Information

Lead Organization

University of California-Berkeley Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Syrian refugees in Lebanon

U.S. States


Partners in the Middle East and North Africa

Iraq Health Aid Organization, American University in Beirut, Hillary Clinton Center for Women’s Empowerment and Azrou Center for Community Development at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Dar al Hekma Women’s University

Partners in the United States

Oakland Unified School District

 Project Duration

Two years

Launch Date

Fall 2016

Student Age Group

High school, university