Randa Slim

Senior Fellow and Director of the Conflict Resolution and Track II Dialogues Program, Middle East Institute

Randa Slim is the director of the Conflict Resolution and Track II Dialogues Program at the Middle East Institute and a non-resident fellow at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced and International Studies Foreign Policy Institute. Her expertise is in peace building, peacemaking, negotiation, Track II dialogue, democratization, and postconflict reconciliation. Her countries of expertise are Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon. A former vice president of the International Institute for Sustained Dialogue, Slim has been a senior program advisor at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, a guest scholar at the United States Institute of Peace, a program director at Resolve, Inc, and a program officer at the Kettering Foundation. A long-term practitioner of Track II dialogue and peace-building processes in the Middle East and Central Asia, she is the author of several studies, book chapters, and articles on conflict management, postconflict peace building, and Middle East politics. Slim has a BS and an MA from the American University of Beirut and a PhD from the University of North Carolina. She speaks Arabic and French.