Dr. Randa Slim is the Director of the Track II Dialogues initiative at the Middle East Institute and an adjunct research fellow at the New America Foundation. A former vice president of the International Institute for Sustained Dialogue, Slim has been a senior program advisor at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, a guest scholar at the United States Institute of Peace, and a program officer at the Kettering Foundation. A long-term practitioner of Track II dialogue and peace-building processes in the Middle East and Central Asia, she co-founded in 2007 the Arab Network for the Study of Democracy, a group of academics and civil society activists from eight Arab countries. She is a member of the advisory committee of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund's Peacebuilding program and a member of the board of the Project on Middle East Democracy. The author of several studies, book chapters, and articles on conflict management, post-conflict peacebuilding, and Middle East politics, she is completing a book manuscript about Hezbollah.
B.S. at the American University of Beirut; M.A. at the American University of Beirut; Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina
Countries of Expertise
Syria, Iraq, Lebanon
Issues of Expertise
Peacebuilding, Track II Dialogue, Democratization, Post-Conflict Reconciliation