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For the third consecutive year, Super Lawyers named JONATHAN LEVINE ’77 one of the top 10 attorneys in the state of Georgia. Jonathan is a founding partner of Buckhead family law firm Levine, Smith, Snider & Wilson LLC, which focuses on divorce, custody and other complex family law matters. LAUREN LINDER GRUNBERG ’00 was named to Savoy magazine’s 2018 Most Influential Black Lawyers list, recognizing the “best of the best” of black lawyers working as partners in leading national law firms or as corporate or general counsel in Fortune 1000 corporations. Lauren also made the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2018 “40 Under 40” list. Lauren is vice president and associate general counsel for The Weather Channel Television Network. COURTNEY FREER ’04 published Rentier Islamism: The Influence of the Muslim Brotherhood in Gulf Monarchies with Oxford University Press. The book traces the history of the Muslim Brotherhood in Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, and demonstrates how Islamist ideology retains appeal even in “rentier states” that benefit from vast hydrocarbon resources. The research, conducted during Courtney’s Ph.D. studies at the University of Oxford in England, is based on more

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than 100 field interviews of both Arabic and English sources and is the first Englishlanguage history of the Brotherhood in the Gulf. The book aims to undermine the notion that, in the so-called rentier states, the arrangement of no taxation, no representation is universally accepted by politically quiescent citizens; despite material provisions from the state, ideas and ideologies have power, including those of the Muslim Brotherhood. Courtney is a research fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science Middle East Centre, where she has worked for three years. GRACE ALEXANDER ’10 competed for Team USA at the ITU World Triathlon Championships in Australia’s Gold Coast, after qualifying at the National Championships in 2017. She placed fourth in her age group and eighth out of all female participants, and qualified to apply for her professional triathlon license. Grace lives in Atlanta, where she is the coordinating technician in the locomotor department at The Shepherd Center. “Besides that, I enjoy eating and napping,” she writes. 1. Lauren Linder Grunberg; 2. Grace Alexander 3. Katherine Merritt; 4. Sam Downey (back row, center) and the cast of Law of the Jungle; 5. Harrison Ray, photo credit: Photoboat; 6. Wendell Carter Jr.; 7. Alex Ross

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