Karima Zerrou

Karima Zerrou

Fellowship Program Manager

Karima has managed Youth, Intercultural, Sport and Celebrities programs for many years at the United Nations in New York headquarters. She successfully produced two youth programs,  which are now flagship programs of the UN with a strong alumni network: the Global Youth Leadership Summit and the UNAOC Fellowship Program, which included several international journalists, artists, producers, ministers, senators, and more,  along partners such as the Institute of the Government of Germany, the International education, British Council, League of Arab States and NATO.

While managing UN celebrity programs, she recruited and motivated renown artists and athletes,  to use their art and celebrity, to promote the UN Sustainable Development goals through campaigns, missions, concerts, partnerships with celebrities such as: Serena Williams, Jay Z, Alicia Keys, Angelique Kidjo, Ronaldhino, Federer, Bono, Wyclef, Khaled, Salif Keita, Youssou N’Dour, Zidane, Ronaldo, Georges Clooney, Akon, the Knicks and more… She also gathered 18 famous African artists in one album to fight against HIV/AIDS (Salif Keita, Koffi Olomide, Meiway..)

She was also the US media representative for French medias such as Trace TV, Skyrock, NRJ and FUN radios and RFI,  as well as the promoter for many French and world music events at Summerstage and Lincoln Center in New York.

In her early career,  Karima worked with Universal and Sony France as a PR,  promoting French and American artists for the French market, she contributed to the development of French and American hip hop, in the late 90’s, with among others, the first launch of the now famous compilation “Planete Rap”.

Karima is French Algerian American and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Baruch College, two Harvard certificates and is now enrolled in a Micromasters Programs’ Leadership on Global Development with Queensland University.

Contact Karima Zerrou, Fellowship Program Manager at kzerrou@thepeacestudio.org

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