Rana Ibrahem is a research specialist at Princeton's Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination (LISD), where her portfolio includes the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the Liechtenstein Colloquium on European and International Affairs (LCM), an international forum for multi-track diplomacy and conflict resolution. As the OSCE project manager, Rana devised and implemented an Academic Advisory Program for the 2017 Austrian Presidency of the OSCE in close collaboration with the chairmanship team in Vienna, which includes a series of international conferences and private workshops that addressed trust-building in multilateral negotiations, widespread misinformation, and extremism and radicalization. As part of her work in the Middle East and North Africa, Ibrahem worked as a policy fellow with Endeavor, in Amman, Jordan, where she analyzed the efficacy of economic and social policies affecting Jordan’s growing technology sector, which was supported in part by the American Whig-Cliosophic Society Fellowship Award in Public Service.
Rana holds a BA in the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, where she focused on democratic governance in the Middle East and North Africa. Her undergraduate research thesis, “Imagined Other or Next Great Threat: Perceptions of Muslims in the European Public Sphere,” addressed the impact of perceptions on the political and regional instabilities surrounding the Syrian migrant crisis. Her latest publications are “The Unreconciled US Civil War” in Kerr, R., Redwood, H., & Gow, J. (Eds.) Reconciliation after War: Historical Perspectives on Transitional Justice (1st ed., 2021), and “Deep Unreconciliation,” a Working Paper for LISD. Rana is a native Arabic speaker with professional proficiency in Spanish and a basic understanding of German.