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Ahmed Moor

Influential Palestinian-American Entrepreneur

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Date of Birth:



Rafah Camp, Gaza Strip, Palestine

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

Championing Social Justice and Economic Empowerment

Brief bio

Ahmed Moor, born in the Gaza Strip's Rafah refugee camp, is a Palestinian-American entrepreneur, writer, and a significant advocate for social justice and economic empowerment. Having lived in various countries due to his family's movements, Moor has developed a broad perspective on global issues, particularly those affecting Palestine and the wider Middle East. His education in political science and public policy, coupled with his passion for poverty alleviation, has informed his professional and activist endeavors.

Major Milestones


  • Immigration Journey: Born in Palestine, Moor's family moved to Sudan, Sierra Leone, Haiti, and Nepal, before settling in Philadelphia, USA...See More

  • Educational Achievements: Graduated with a BA in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006 and an MPP from Harvard University in 2013.

  • Entrepreneurial Ventures: Co-founded and served as CEO of liwwa, Inc., a company focused on lending to small businesses in Egypt and Jordan.

  • Advocacy and Writing: Moor has been a vocal advocate for Palestinian rights and has contributed to discussions on social justice and political engagement through various platforms.

  • Recognition: Awarded a fellowship by the PD Soros Fellowships for New Americans, supporting his work towards an MPP in Political Science at Harvard University.

  • Economic Empowerment: Through liwwa, Inc., Moor has contributed significantly to the economic development of small businesses in the Middle East.

  • Social Justice Advocacy: His writings and public speeches often highlight the importance of political engagement and social justice as forces for positive change.

  • Educational Influence: Moor's educational journey, from the University of Pennsylvania to Harvard University, showcases the impact of higher education on personal development and societal contribution.

  • Entrepreneurial Leadership: Moor's leadership at liwwa, Inc. demonstrates the potential of entrepreneurship in addressing financial inclusion and supporting economic growth in developing regions.

  • Cultural and Political Commentary: Through his contributions to platforms like The Nation, Moor provides insights into the state of Palestinian life and the broader political dynamics affecting the region.

Date of Last Update: 
February 4, 2024

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