Jacob Emont

Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs


Jacob is pursuing a Master of Public Administration and a Master of Arts in International Relations at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School. Jacob graduated summa cum laude from George Washington University in 2015 where he studied Political Science and Arabic. After graduating, Jacob worked as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant at a university in Nevşehir, Turkey. He has since directed programs at the Global Fairness Initiative, working to promote inclusive economies and empower the world’s working poor. This work included efforts to extend social protections to informal workers in North Africa and eliminate forced, bonded, and child labor in Nepal’s brick-making industry. At the Maxwell School, Jacob will further explore international economics and labor issues and the larger systems and forces that affect them. After completing his graduate studies, Jacob aims to continue working to advance the rights of workers around the world.