Swarthmore College

Sam Sussman, Age 26

“Find the best in others and let others find the best in you.”

Founder/Director, Extend

Location: Oxford, UK


Sam is co-founder of Extend, a start-up NGO focused on conflict resolution education in Israel-Palestine. “The experiences that have impacted me the most in my life are those in which an entirely new world opens up: a set of possibilities which I previously could not have imagined is suddenly before me,” says Sam on what inspires him. “These possibilities could be intellectual, emotional or cultural.” Sam’s work has been featured in Haaretz, Dissent, Forbes, Asian Times, The Diplomat, Salon, and The Huffington Post. His original screenplay Nation of Laws won the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition in 2016. Sam is represented by Lighthouse Management and Media in Los Angeles.

MPhil, International Relations, University of Oxford

BA, Political Science, Swarthmore College


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