Rami Younis is a Palestinian writer and cultural activist from Lyd, who graduated from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He currently writes for the online magazine 972+ and serves as a writer and editor at its Hebrew sister site, Local Call. He is one of the founders of the Palestinian activist group Khotweh, which was active on the issues of home demolitions and Palestinian identity in Lyd and Ramleh, mixed Jewish-Arab cities. Younis served as a parliamentary consultant and spokesperson for the Palestinian member of the Knesset Haneen Zoabi. He is also a co-founder and manager of the first-ever Palestine Music Expo, an event that connects the Palestinian music scene to the worldwide industry. (View recent PBS interview with Rami "How a Palestinian Music Festival is Breaking Down Barriers")
Rami is currently co-directing and producing the documentary film “Lyd in Exile.” He will be a fellow for the full 2019-2020 academic year. While at Harvard, he will continue working on his documentary film and the Palestine Music Expo, and do more research on cultural activism.