About Pablo Jairo Tutillo Maldonado

Pablo Jairo Tutillo Maldonado is currently a member of the United States foreign service. He holds an M.A. in Middle East Studies from the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington and a B.A. in International Relations with 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 researched 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.