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Christina Yammine

Studying and reading_philosophy introduced me to the core principles of human relations. Starting with ethics, I soon found myself dwelling on Rousseau and Montesquieu, and Carré de Malberg, especially théorie générale de l’État .This lead me to pursue a law degree at Saint Joseph University.

Through my academic journey, I discovered constitutional law – a subject that propelled me toward public law. A year later, while studying administrative law, I was sure of one thing: my desire to work in the public sector – and not just any public sector, but Lebanon’s specifically. Following that realisation, I decided to pursue a double major in law and political science.

While writing articles for l’Orient Le Jour, I tackled subjects such as the current challenges that the Lebanese youth are facing. The Youth4Governance internship program thus seemed like the perfect opportunity for me to dig deeper and leverage whatever knowledge I had gained.

So far, this internship has challenged all the preconceived notions I had about the public administration in Lebanon. More importantly, it has given me hope – hope in the public sector.

Additionally, delving into public finance and political economy strengthened my enthusiasm to push urgently for much needed reforms in the public sector. The Youth4Governance program has fortified my resolve in this area. It has also given me the courage to be more outspoken, while simultaneously reminding me that I should be mindful of what I think and say instead of just repeating what other generations would like to hear from me.