Rahaf Safi

Rahaf Safi

MPP1/USA-Syria
Research proposal: Nonviolent movements and violent conflicts - Middle East
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Rahaf is Syrian-American and has been working on human rights issues and organizing for over eight years. Over the past few years, she has been based in Amman, Jordan, primarily working on the Syria Humanitarian Response with various international organizations in the areas of protection and monitoring and evaluation covering WASH, shelter, and education sectors. Her work also included training Iraqi and Jordanian aid workers and civil society organizations on issues related to emergency response and issues related to recovering from the effects of conflict. She has worked with a number of international actors including Oxfam America, the Danish Refugee Council, and Red-R. Rahaf is also a Harry S. Truman Scholarship recipient.

She holds B.A. in political science, a B.A. in philosophy, and a certificate in political and civic engagement from Indiana University. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Public Policy and Harvard Kennedy School with a focus on conflict, transitional justice, and post-conflict reconstruction.