Dima M. Toukan

Dima Toukan is the Founder and Managing Partner of Integrated International, a development consulting firm based in Jordan and leading assignments and programming in the MENA region. Previously, Toukan served as Political/Women’s Issues Specialist at the MEPI Regional Office in Abu Dhabi covering Jordan, Yemen, and the GCC. She also served as Head of Communication

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Marwa Fatafta

Marwa Fatafta leads Access Now’s work on digital rights in the Middle East and North Africa region as the MENA Policy Manager. She is an advisory board member of the Palestinian digital rights organization 7amleh, and a policy analyst at Al-Shabaka, The Palestinian Policy Network working on issues of political leadership, governance and accountability. Before

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Omnia Gadalla

Omnia Gadalla is an assistant lecturer at the Faculty of Law and Sharia at Al-Azhar University (Business Law Department), a Master of Laws researcher at Al-Azhar University, and founded of the #HerHonorSettingTheBar (#المنصة_حقها) Initiative in 2014 which mainly fights against the the ban on Egyptian women judges. Omnia was selected by the French Ministry of

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Sahar Khamis

Dr. Sahar Khamis is an expert on Arab and Muslim media, and the former Head of the Mass Communication and Information Science Department in Qatar University. She is a former Mellon Islamic Studies Initiative Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago. She is the co-author of the books: Islam Dot Com: Contemporary Islamic Discourses in Cyberspace (Palgrave

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Ali Rashed

Dr. Ali Rashed is currently a lead statistician at Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) HQ in Jeddah. He played the role of Statistics Manager at Economic Research Forum (ERF) until Sept. 2019, and Lecturer at Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport and AUC. He received his PhD in Statistics from Cairo University 2017, School

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Caitlyn Keo

Caitlyn Keo is a Ph.D. student in Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. Her research interests are in labor economics and human development. Some of her recent work has been on the returns to higher education for American Indian and Alaskan Native students and outcomes for Syrian refugees in Jordan. Caitlyn also works on

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Federiga Bindi

Federiga Bindi is a nonresident scholar in the Europe Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace working on European politics, EU foreign policy, and transatlantic relations. Bindi is also the Jean Monnet Chair and a professor of political science at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, and a senior fellow and director of the

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Noha Sebaiee

Noha Sebaiee is a field coordinator at Caritas, where she leads 20 caseworkers in education reform and refugee integration efforts. She is passionate about youth empowerment and manages educational workshops that help students gain necessary skills not readily available in Egyptian universities. She is a 2019 Bush Presidential Center We Lead Scholar, which intends to give

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