Academy Associate
Fida Shafi

Areas of expertise

  • Political Science
  • Human rights
  • Public/educational administration
  • Social service
  • Gender

Past experience

2014Academy Senior Fellow, International Security Department, Chatham House
2012-14Director, Gender Equity Program, CARE West Bank and Gaza Strip
2011-13Teaching Assistant, Birzeit University, Ramallah 
2007-10PhD scholar, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna
2005-07Director, American Friends Service Committee/Quaker Palestine Youth Program, West Bank  
2004-05Master of Arts in Human Rights, Central European University CEU, Budapest
2004UN and World Bank File Officer, MoWA, Ramallah 
2001-04Master of Public Administration, and a graduate certificate in Gender studies, University of Southern California USC, LA
2000-01Local Gender Specialist, United Nations Development Program, Local Rural Development Program (UNDP-LRDP), East Jerusalem 
1998-2000Central West Bank Coordinator, Middle East Non-violence and Democracy, East Jerusalem 

- Master of Educational Administration, Al-Najah National University, Nablus
- Coordinator, Group Guaranteed Lending and Saving Program Central West Bank, Save the Children Federation USA, Nablus 

1993-96Welfare Worker, United Nations Refugees and Works Agency UNRWA, Nablus
1993Social Worker, The Governmental Welfare Office, Nablus 



  • PhD thesis: The EU boycott Policy of Hamas, in 2006 Palestinian Parliamentary Elections  2010
  • MA Human Rights thesis: Gender- Balanced Human Rights enforcement mechanisms in Occupied Palestinian Territories, 2004
  • MA thesis: The Relationship Between Problem Solving Ability and Locus of Control, 1998