Adam Albazy

trainee lawyer & former president, Durham Union Society

Adam Albazy is a trainee lawyer at a commercial law firm. He holds a First-Class Honours degree in Politics and History from the University of Durham, specialising in Middle Eastern affairs.

At University, he served as President of the Durham Union Society, Durham’s oldest and largest society and sister to the Oxford and Cambridge Unions. As President, he hosted and interviewed notable speakers including Noam Chomsky and Ainsley Harriott, introduced the Society’s first Welfare Officer, held a 24-hour debate supporting charitable causes and created a new podcast featuring prominent guests. A keen debater, Adam has participated in various Durham Union debates on topics ranging from the impacts of COVID-19 to the merits of Western Interventionism. Adam has previously judged at the Debating Matters Durham Championship 2023, a sixth-form competition he helped organise in collaboration with Debating Matters and fellow officers of the Society.