Dalia Ziada, an Egyptian human rights activist and researcher in democratic evolving, military-civil relations and fight terrorism in the Middle East, has joined “SEE” columnists.
She is going to write for “SEE” next week.
Ziada got experience in human rights and international relations for over 15 years.
She got a B. A degree in English Literature from Ain Shams University then graduated from Fletcher School for Law &Diplomacy in the United States of America (USA).
She holds a doctorate degree in international security in addition to a number of specialized diplomas in the field of human rights and USA-Egyptian relations.
She manages now the Center of Free Democracy, based in Cairo.
The center is an independent institution that seeks to issue studies, reports, and summiting recommendations to decision-makers regarding fighting political Islam and extremism along with promoting free democracy that exceeds the ballot box to ensure the basic rights for citizens.
She joined the National Council for Women (NCW) in March 2015, as a member of the Committee of Foreign Relations.
Ziada has published reports and political analyses at Levant Institution in London since September 2019.
She worked as CEO of Ibn Khaldun Center for Democratic Studies over the period from April 2012 until November 2014.
She monitored the first presidential election in 2014 in Egypt after the Revolution of 25 January 2011.
She also developed the first scientific indicator of its kind in Egypt to monitor the democratic conversion in the Arab World.
During the years from 2007 until 2012, Ziada worked as a regional manager for American-Islamic Organization ( a non-profit institute based in Washington D.C.)
The organization works to fight terrorism and prevent groups of political Islam from influencing Muslims in the USA along with promoting the values of tolerance, religious and cultural dialogue between East and West and among Muslims and N0n-Muslims.
Ziada was invited many times to address legislators of US Congress, UK Parliament, Bundestag (Germany’s Parliament), European Parliament, and the United Nations (UN).
She authored numerous books in English, such as:
**”The Curious Case of the Three-Legged Wolf – Egypt: Military, Islamism, and Liberal Democracy”; Liberal Democracy Institute 2019
***“Paradox of Repression and Nonviolent Movements”; Syracuse University Press 2018
**“Modern Narrative for Muslim Women in the Middle East”; AIC-DC 2010
**“The Internet Vs Arab Regimes”; Arab Network for Human Rights 2006
Ziada won an award from Tufts University, the USA in 2014.
US Diplomatic Corps chose Dalia Ziada as one of 99 persons under 33 as the most influential persons in international relations.