Rudayna coordinates the Arab and International Affairs program at IFI since 2015. She is currently leading research and management of the EU research project PAVE “Preventing and Addressing Violent Extremism through Community Resilience in the Balkans and MENA” at the institute.
Rudayna has published articles in Arabic in Annahar and al-Modon, in English in The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic Council, aljumhuriya.net, and the UNDP Peace Building in Lebanon News Supplement. She has provided analysis for print and broadcast media, including BBC, Alhurra TV, TRT World, al-Jazeera, Sky News Arabia, al-Arabiya, and the Middle East Institute. She has a master's degree in political science, comparative politics with focus on the Arab region and a Bachelor of Arts in political science and public administration from Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth.
Issues of Expertise
Political science, peace, and conflict studies, political violence,
preventing violent extremism, and international relations
Countries of Expertise