Nayla Hajjar got her B.A in Business Administration with major in Banking and Finance from Notre Dame University in Lebanon. She worked for 2 years as financial analyst in a multinational corporation before she decided to move her career path into the civil society sector in which she was volunteer since 2007. In 2010 she joined Adyan, the Lebanese foundation for interreligious studies and spiritual solidarity, as Executive Director for “Understanding” Program- an international educational initiative supported by Anna Lindh Foundation followed by the scientific coordination responsibility of the “Leaders for Interreligious Understanding” Program. Currently she is the Development and International Relations Officer at Adyan and a Masters candidate in International Affairs and Diplomacy. During 2011, she was one of the 4 youth leaders invited as speakers by the League of Arab States for the 13th meeting of heads of national councils and committees on population in Qatar and was a speaker in a panel related to Arab Spring in the 9th UN general youth assembly in New York. She has an equivalent minor in psychology and she joined the modern theater school in 2008 where she participated as main actress in three different plays till now.
Sector: Non-Profit and NGO
Main Pillar: Education
Areas of Expertise: Countering Terrorism, Peace Building and Conflict Resolution
Country of Origin: Lebanon
City of Residency: Berlin, Germany