Please join the Center for Global Policy at our D.C. office for a fireside chat with Mai E’leimat. She will discuss her recent research on gender-based approaches to Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism. CGP Senior Fellow Dr. Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana will moderate. The event will include refreshments; please RSVP quickly to guarantee a spot.
Mai has conducted and co-authored research on Women and Violent Radicalization in Jordan for UN Women in Jordan, a UN organisation dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. Mai also established a program entitled Strengthen the Capacity of Rural Women and Female Municipal Members to Defend Women Rights & Participation in Jordan. This program received the Intercultural Achievement Award from the Austrian Foreign Ministry for Europe.
Mrs Mai E’leimat is the Co-founder and Senior Advisor for Strategy and Research at Al Hayat Center-RASED in Jordan. Since 2006 She has been working in the Middle East in the field of NGOs management, social accountability, Open Government, citizens engagement, women’s rights and participation, and countering violent extremism using locally-based approaches in involvement with local stakeholders and engagement of government officials, and leading researches and training in this field.
Mrs E’leimat is also working as a consultant with the Jordan government to lead the Open Government Unit at the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation since 2018. She is also a member of the “Expert Hub on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism” since 2018. The Hub involves representatives of non-profit organizations (NPOs), advocates and independent experts from 16 countries working to combat restrictions on civic freedoms arising from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendations, counter-terrorism and anti-money laundering rules. Mrs Eleimat is also Member of the World Bank Group’s Expert Advisory Council on Citizen Engagement 2019-2021. Mrs Eleimat has just finished her Masters degree in Major Programme Management at Saïd Business School, the University of Oxford, where she was awarded the women’s scholarship.
Dr. S. Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Policy. She is also an affiliate Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security Researcher. She previously served as Associate Director and Assistant Professor of Practice at Georgetown University’s MA Program in Conflict Resolution. Before coming to Georgetown University she served as a consultant for the Religion and Peacebuilding Program at the United States Institute of Peace and as an Assistant Professor in the field of Peace and Conflict Resolution at the School of International Service at American University, Washington, D.C. She is also one of the founding members of Salam Institute for Peace and Justice, a nonprofit organization for research, education, and practice on issues related to conflict resolution, nonviolence, and development (2005-2012), where she served as the Associate Director. Dr. Kadayifci-Orellana has taught, lectured and published extensively in the fields of Peacebuilding and Development, Cross-Cultural Conflict Resolution and Mediation, and Interfaith and Intrafaith Dialogues, among others.