Azza Karam

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Personal information

Title: 

Senior Advisor

Contact information (private)

City: 
New York
Country: 
USA

Contact information (work)

Company name: 
United Nations Population Fund
State: 
New York
City: 
New York
Country: 
USA
Work email address: 
karam@unfpa.org

Education

PhD, Environmental Sciences, The University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1996

 MA, Politics of Development Strategies, The Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, 1990

BA, Economics and Business Administration, The American University in Cairo, 1988

Competences

 Transnational Gender Issues

 Politics of Development 

Democratization and Human Rights

Middle East Politics

Political Islam

Languages: 

Arabic

English

Dutch

Jobs

Work history: 

Senior Adviser, United Nations Population Fund, 2007-present

Senior Policy and Program Advisor, United Nations Development Program, 2004-2007

Senior Advisor on Middle East and Arab World and Director of Gender Programs, World Conference of Religions for Peace, 2000-2004

Program Director and Lecturer in Politics, Centre for the Study of Ethnic Conflict, The Queen's University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1998-2000

Senior Program Officer, The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, 1996-1998

Productions and works: 

 Transnational Political Islam: Religion, Ideology and Power, London: Pluto Books, 2004

 A Woman's Place: Religious Women as Public Actors. New York: WCRP, 1998

Women in Parliament: Beyond Numbers. Stockholm: International IDEA, 1998

Women, Islamisms and the State. London: Macmillan, 1998