Omar Kamel is an Egyptian Ph.D. candidate at the Sciences Po Law School in Paris. His thesis aims to map discourses of resistance in International Law, and diagnose the ineffective attempts by Third World countries at emancipation.
Previously, Omar had undertaken legal clerkships at Baker & McKenzie’s Paris and Tokyo offices in their Arbitration and M&A departments. In 2018, he worked for the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Baltimore, Maryland, as a Trainee Investigator to represent indigent defendants. As an Aitchison Fellow at Johns Hopkins University, he interned for House Representatives in the United States Congress, as well as foreign policy think-tanks in Washington DC. Prior to this, he had also undergone a traineeship at the League of Arab States' General Secretariat.
Omar has contributed to projects in the field of civil and environmental rights with the Sciences Po Law School Clinic, such as the UK & Canada Legal Project on protecting Media Freedom from Counterterrorism and Public Order legislation; or the Tax Evasion and Environmental Corporate Accountability Project with the Sherpa Association.
He is a Tutor at the Sciences Po Law School Clinic for the Human rights, Economic Development and Globalization (HEDG) program on Housing with the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing.
Omar graduated with a Master’s degree in Economic Law from the Sciences Po Law School, specializing in Global Governance. He also holds a Bachelor’s in Political Science and International Law, with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa.