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Akbar Hossain L’18

Akbar completed his BA in Government at Franklin and Marshall College, graduating magna cum laude and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  He is interested in refugee and asylum policies, revitalizing low-income communities, and developing opportunities for disadvantaged youth. Akbar has previously interned for the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, the Department of Homeland Security, and served as a Truman-Albright Fellow at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He has been recognized nationally as a Harry S. Truman Scholar and as a recipient of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship. Akbar’s work has been featured on CNN, NPR, Huffington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, WHYY News, and many other media outlets. Akbar has been appointed by the Norristown Municipal Council to serve on its Planning Commission and is also involved with several local non-profit organizations. At Penn Law, Akbar is an active member of the International Human Rights Advocates, the Muslim Law Student Association, and First Generation Professionals.