Mary H. Akdemir, Undergraduated Student

New York University  

Mary H. Akdemir

mha319@nyu.edu

Education

New York University  

B.A. in Global Liberal Studies and Philosophy, May 2019                                                          

Experience

President, The Review and Debates at NYU   

May 2018 – Present

Facilitate social, cultural, and political exchange for over 300 members on campus. Moderate 4-6 annual events featuring prominent guests speakers, including professors, journalists, lawyers, and other distinguished professionals.

 

Editor-in-Chief, The Review and Debates at NYU               

January 2017 – May 2018

Published three themed issues featuring long-form articles written by students. Wrote “Notes from the Editor” introducing each issue and “Debate Debriefs” highlighting key arguments presented by participants in our debate series.

Discussions, & Public Debates

Moderator, “An Evening with Floyd Abrams: Trump, the Press, and the First Amendment,” The Review and Debates at NYU, New York (Nov. 2018)

Moderator, “Resolved: Humanitarian Aid by NGOs has Done More Harm Than Good,” The Review and Debates at NYU, New York (Oct. 2018)

Honors & Awards                                                                                   

National Policy Case Competition Winner, NYU Politics Society                                                2017

University Leadership Honors Scholar, NYU                                                                                 2017 Dean’s Circle Presidential Honors Scholar, NYU                                                              2016 – 2017

Non-Academic Publications                                                                  

The Nation

“These Students Are Teaming up to Pay Dollar Bails for Detained New Yorkers”      

January 2018

“In New York, the Fight to End Gun Violence is Student-Led”

July 2018

Languages

Arabic, Aramaic (Turoyo), English, German