WEF names Dalal Iriqat as Young Global Leader

Iriqat, the daughter of the late chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat, was named as one of the WEF’s 112 most promising Young Global Leaders under the age of 40.

Jerusalem24 – Iriqat is an assistant professor and the vice president of international relations at the Arab American University in Palestine. She is a weekly columnist at Al-Quds Newspaper since 2016. Her research focuses on diplomacy, nation branding, Palestinian state building, coercive diplomacy, public diplomacy, soft power in addition to mediation and conflict resolution. She is author of Public Diplomacy in the 21st Century, Diplomacy in the perspective of Peace Building, Limitations of Coercive Diplomacy, the Double Lockdown: Palestine under Occupation and COVID-19. She served as Senior Advisor on Strategic Communications at the Prime Minister Office between 2017-18. She served as the senior policy consultant for writing the Human Development Report UNDP for Palestine in 2015. Dalal taught at the Faculty of Law and Public Administration at Birzeit University between 2011-12. She was elected President of the Diplomatic Academy of London Students’ Association in 2003. She was also a member of the Students’ Council at the University of Jordan in 2001.

Dalal is passionate about bringing change into the Palestinian society through education, she is passionate about improving Palestinian diplomacy and better brand Palestine. She is a founding member of the Mediterranean Women Mediators Network, a founder member for Palestine Experts for Education under Covid-19, a founding and Board member of the Policy and Conflict Resolution Studies Center, a board member of Lycée Franćais International of Ramallah, a board member of Eco Peace Palestine and sits on the jury board of “3alArd” Initiative.

Dalal has a PhD in Public Administration from Paris I Sorbonne 2011, a Masters degree in Diplomatic Studies from Westminster University in London 2004 and a Bachelor of Political Science from the University of Jordan 2003 and she continues to learn.

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