Middle East Studies

Jaylim Aboneaaj

MES Class of 2023

Jaylim Aboneaaj (‘22.5) is a recent graduate with concentrations in Middle East Studies and Public Policy. Within the department, he served as DUG leader in his senior year and wrote a capstone focusing on Paul Virilio’s concept of “acceleration” as it applies to transportation networks within his family’s watan: Palestine. At Brown, he captained the Brown Men’s Club Soccer team, tutored for BRYTE, and edited for the Brown Journal of World Affairs. After completing his last semester abroad in Granada, Spain, he joined Barclays Bank in New York City as a sales and trading analyst, with time in between dedicated to travel, language learning, and family.

Capstone project: “Accelerating (Im)mobility: Transportation in Palestine across 100 Years”