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Rula Shadeed

Program and Advocacy Director, Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy
Rula is a Palestinian woman human rights advocate and defender. Rula obtains two Master's degrees in human rights and international law in armed conflict. Rula has over 15 years of work experience in the field of human rights, refugee law, mobilization and advocacy. Before joining PIPD she was working at Al-Haq as head of Monitoring and Documentation department, before that Rula worked for five years with the Swedish Migration Agency as a senior analyst on migration, preceded by heading the Protection Department with UNHCR/in Iraq and Kuwait. Rula has extensive networks throughout Europe as she used to be active with Palestinian grassroot movements during her years in Europe. 
 In her role as Program and Advocacy Director at PIPD, Rula will focus on advocacy efforts including shaping PIPD's strategic direction and to increase PIPD's engagement with the Palestinian liberation movement in general, experts and activists alike.