Mary H. Akdemir
New York University
B.A. in Global Liberal Studies and Philosophy, May 2019
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
Arabic, Aramaic (Turoyo), English, German