Karel is an international development and humanitarian practitioner. He comes to Princeton after six years in the Middle East working on the Syrian Crisis on stabilization, labor market integration, and social safety nets with the UN and the Norwegian Refugee Council. Prior to this, Karel worked in Southeast Asia, West and East Africa on issues such as expanding education and health systems, counterinsurgency tactics and radicalization.
At Princeton Karel is interested in the intersection of migration, hyper-urbanization, and inclusive economic development. Upon graduating, he aims to strengthen private-public partnerships in emerging markets in order to facilitate inclusive development.
Karel holds an MPhil from the University of Oxford as a Weidenfeld Scholar, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. (hons) from Wesleyan University.