Kibbutz Pelech, Israel
Asi Garbarz is a 27 year-old Israeli with a BA in History of the Middle East from the University of Haifa. Coming from a family with Brazilian roots who have had a strong involvement in labor organizing, Asi has helped establish an NGO aimed towards Arab villages in the north that has helped women establish their own cooperatives. In order to promote a broader political spectrum at his university, Asi seeks to establish a fourth student body party that represents the moderate Jewish and Arab perspective. He hopes for them to focus on Israeli-Arab dialogue and to formulate ways in which they can tackle social, economic, and environmental issues.
Asi’s NSL work placement was in the office of U.S. Representative Jared Polis.
Listen to Asi at the Congressional Forum