Ibrahim Butt T’20

Ibrahim Butt is recent graduate of Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a Global Political Institutions concentration from Blackburn, England.

At Duke, Ibrahim was involved in a variety of campus groups including serving as the Co-President of Duke’s Low Income/First Generation students club, as a Board Member of the Center for Race Relations, a Disciplinary Advisor for the Office of Student Conduct and a Student Representative on the Undergraduate Education Committee of the Board of Trustees.

During his time on campus, Ibrahim was able to engage in areas of political research he was passionate about, from working with Professors at Duke researching the legal intersection between freedom of speech and religion to conducting his own independent research in Chile, Nepal and Jordan on the plight of stateless people in post-conflict areas.

Beyond Duke, his community involvement has allowed him to get to know the city of Durham more while also keeping in close contact with his hometown. He has volunteered as an Advocate for the Community Empowerment Fund, a non-profit that helps Durham residents gain access to housing, employment and government resources while also serving as a mentor to first-generation, low income middle school students, through the Duke-Durham School Days mission. Back in Blackburn, Ibrahim still works on issues of community segregation and race relations through a community development organization he founded prior to coming to Duke.

Ibrahim was selected young trustee by the undergraduate student body in 2020. He serves as a trustee observer for 2020-2021 and is an observer on the Undergraduate Education Committee and Duke’s Centennial Celebration Task Force.

July 2020