Middle East Studies

Nikhita Mendis '17 selected as a Gates Cambridge Scholar


Nikhita Mendis '17 has been selected as a Gates Cambridge Scholar to study at the University of Cambridge. She recently graduated with concentrations in International Relations and Middle East Studies and represented graduating MES seniors as keynote speaker at her Commencement diploma awarding ceremony. Her thesis was on the ways in which Sri Lankan migrant domestic workers in Lebanon articulate their experiences as empowered women using Buddhist practices to navigate everyday life.