Ruba Zinati

Senior Research Analyst, Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA)

Ruba Zinati is a Senior Research Analyst at the Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA) at HHI and formerly Senior Researcher at Jordan Institute of Diplomacy JID Jordan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates. She holds a Bachelor of Physics and a Master’s degree in International and Diplomatic Studies, and Diploma in Strategic Planning and Conflict Resolution. She has researched topics related to peacebuilding in the Middle East and Western Balkans, assessing EU polices of Peacebuilding and Partnerships towards the MENA region, culturally sensitive conflict prevention and mediation in the Middle East, researching and analysing conflict prevention and mediation issues and building and enhancing a locally owned culture of conflict prevention by working and training members of local NGOs, and also researched on US foreign policy particularly on US-Arab relations, in addition to NATO policies and partnerships. Ms. Zinati has also worked on enhancing strategies of peace keeping operations within the "International Forum of Challenges of Peace Operations" as well as participated in the experts' consultations for launching the CapMatch platform with the UN CivCap team in DPKO, and on the regional level with League of Arab States (LAS) in order to strengthen civil society in the region. She has written and published a number of political analysis papers and articles.