Mohamed Mandour (@m_medhaat) is a research fellow at the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) and an MA Candidate in Human Rights at the University of Minnesota, where his research explores exile activism, transnational repression, and digital repression in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Mandour previously was a Bassem Sabry Research Fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, where his piece on Egyptian exile activism was ranked among the top 10 articles in 2022. Mandour’s journal article on the criminalization of minority free speech, published with the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, received an honorable mention for the 2022 Graduate Student Paper Award by the American Sociological Association’s Human Rights Section. Mandour was named an emerging expert by the Forum on the Arms Trade, where he focuses on U.S. military assistance to MENA and arms and emerging technology trade policies. He is on LinkedIn at Mohamed Mandour.