Ethan Kahn


Ethan Kahn ’22 MPA ’26, of Wyoming, Ohio, graduated summa cum laude from the Department of Near Eastern Studies with certificates in computer science, Arabic, and values and public life. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was a recipient of the 2022 Near Eastern Studies Language Prize as well as the 2018-2019 Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence. Through Princeton’s Novogratz Bridge Year Program, Kahn spent nine months prior to coming to campus in Cochabamba, Bolivia, working at El Centro de Documentación e Información Bolivia, a research center and archive. During his summers, he interned at the Middle East Scientific Institute for Security in Amman, Jordan studied Arabic through the U.S. State Department’s Critical Language Scholarship Program in Tangier, Morocco; and worked as a fellow for interreligious understanding at the American Jewish Committee. In fall 2020, he took a leave of absence to work for eight months in the field of English and Arabic education in Lod, Israel, through the Yahel Social Change Fellowship. On campus, Kahn served as president of Mathey College Council, co-chair of the Pace Council for Civic Values, a peer academic advisor, a member of the Behrman Undergraduate Society of Fellows, and an undergraduate representative on the priorities committee. He is a proud member of 2D Vegetarian Food Co-op and Koach.