Ph.D. candidate Banamah researching millennial leadership in NPOs

Humphrey School welcomes Ph.D. candidate Mr. Ahmad Banamah.  Mr. Banamah's faculty advisors are Associate Professor Kathryn Quick and Professor Melissa Stone and his areas of expertise are in millennial leadership in nonprofit organizations (NPOs); role of NPOs, civic engagement, and public deliberation in influence, delivery, and challenge management of public policy.  

Ahmad Banamah earned his master's degree in Social Research Methods and Sociology from Durham University in the UK. He grew up in Saudi Arabia where he did his B.A. in Islamic Law and Jurisprudence. Ahmad’s work experience spans academia, consulting, government and the nonprofit sector. Before attending Humphrey School, he worked as a data analyst for the Saudi Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD) conducting research on the attitude and behavior of job seekers in Saudi Arabia. He also worked as a consultant at the Center of Excellence for the Development of Nonprofit Organization where he led two nationwide initiatives for (MLSD) to improve the regulations and the governance structure of the nonprofit sector in Saudi Arabia. Ahmad is a professional volunteer manager and has extensive experience in building successful volunteer programs in nonprofit organizations in Saudi Arabia. His research interests revolve around three main topics: Millennial Leadership in nonprofit organizations (NPOs), the involvement of NPOs in influencing and delivering public policy and the management challenges associated to this, and the role of civic engagement and public deliberation in designing and delivering public policy.
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