Professor Karma Nabulsi wins Guardian Higher Education Network’s 2017 Inspiring Leader award

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Congratulations to Karma, who has won the Guardian Higher Education Network’s 2017 Inspiring Leader award for which she was nominated at the beginning of the month.

This award honours a leader who has brought out the best in their team and achieved exceptional results. They champion innovation and collaboration, deliver real change, and inspire the higher education community.

Of Karma, the judges said: 'Without her patience, dedication and commitment the experiences of numerous students at Oxford and elsewhere would have been immeasurably poorer. She avoids all self-celebration, but it is hard to imagine a more worthy recipient.'

'What is so fantastic is that, after being nominated by judges from the Higher Education sector, this award was chosen through a public vote,' said Karma. 'I know students’ participation was at the heart of this result and a real collective effort. So this "Inspirational Leader" award  is for everyone at Oxford and universities across the UK: students, staff, and faculty, who are championing equality, curriculum diversity, and innovation in research and teaching on the global South every day. This is such a lovely encouragement!'

More information is available on the University of Oxford news page, and on the Guardian's website.

A video of the awards ceremony, featuring Karma, is available here.

Dr Karma Nabulsi is Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations, Fellow in Politics, St Edmund Hall, Director Undergraduate Studies