Rula Jebreal is an award-winning journalist, author, scholar, and foreign policy expert. Born in Haifa, her experience growing up in a Palestinian orphanage motivated her distinguished career in peace and security studies and dedication to immigration rights. She is currently a visiting professor at the University of Miami, where she teaches journalism and communication courses focused on propaganda and genocide. In 2021, Jebreal was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Political Science by the University of Messina in Italy.
Previously, Jebreal served on the G-7 Gender Equality Advisory Council (GEAC) and was a visiting professor at the American University of Rome (AUR). At AUR, she was instrumental in the creation of a scholarship program to support students from conflict-torn countries, including Syria, Afghanistan, Swaziland, Egypt, Palestine, and Ukraine. For this work, Jebreal was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Humanities from AUR in 2017. Jebreal’s writing is consistently featured in and covered by major international media outlets.