About Pablo Jairo Tutillo Maldonado

Pablo Jairo Tutillo Maldonado is a second-year MA student in Middle East Studies at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. Pablo obtained his BA in International Relations and a minor in Arabic Studies from Connecticut College. Pablo has studied at Alexandria University in Egypt and at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. At the University of Washington, Pablo has been researching the intersection of history and politics in countries in the Middle East, particularly the political and historical narratives of Jewish refugees, Syrian refugees and other forced migrants from the Arab world. He speaks conversational Arabic, Hebrew and Turkish.

How Iraqi Jews are reclaiming their cultural legacy in Israel

Grad Fellow Pablo Maldonado explains how, following their forced migration in the 1950s, Israel's Middle Eastern Jewish community is reconnecting with its heritage through music.