Nadia Oweidat

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"Nadia is going into her third year [which she started in 2008], pursuing a DPhil in Oriental Studies at Oxford, focusing on Arab and Islamic thought. Nadia has a B.A. in Arabic and English literature from the University of Jordan and an M.A. in International Studies from the University of Wyoming with a focus on the Middle East. Prior to starting her DPhil, Nadia worked for several years as a research associate at the RAND Corporation in Washington DC, leading research into Arab language publications promoting tolerance and critical thinking. She also led research including analysis of the Egyptian reform movement Kefaya, the early history of al-Qaeda, salafi jihadi networks, insurgent strategies in Iraq, Iranian influence in the Arab world and the radicalisation of Muslim youth. She aims to become an influential Arab voice in the Middle East and the West, promoting dialogue between the regions. " [1]

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  1. Nadia Oweidat, Institute for Strategic Dialogue, accessed February 7, 2011.