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Ms.
Name: 
Suzie Abdou
Johnson & Johnson

Expertise

Middle East & North Africa
Development & Human Rights
United States

Suzie Abdou is an expert on policy and development in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA). She runs Ma’at, Consulting, a training and consulting firm focused on issues of policy and development in MENA. In June 2015, Suzie returned from an international post at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs’ Jordan field office, where she managed the institute’s Women’s Political Participation & Parliamentary Development program. Previously, Suzie served as the Director of Global Programs at Women's Voices Now, a not-for-profit organization focused on media and women’s rights in MENA. Her responsibilities focused on developing and implementing the organization’s international programs, including its traveling short film festival, "Women's Voices from the Muslim World.” Suzie has worked for several domestic and international Arab film festivals, including the Dubai International Film Festival, the Tunisian Film Festival in Los Angeles, and the Arab Film Festival in Los Angeles. She is regularly called upon by public radio and news television programs to comment on the political situation in Egypt. She is fluent in Arabic and has lived, worked and traveled throughout the Middle East and North Africa. In early 2016, Suzie led a needs assessment and service mission to the refugee camps of Greece, Serbia and France. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science/International Relations from the University of California Riverside, a Master’s degree in Orthodox Christian Theology from the University of Balamand and a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Ancient Greek from Loyola Marymount University. Her work can be followed at www.laborandhope.com, Twitter: @suzieabdou, IG: suzieabdou and http://www.huffingtonpost.com/suzie-abdou-/

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