Lina Raafat

Lina Raafat is the Program Officer for the Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping & Peacebuilding (CCCPA) Program on Disarmament, Demobilization & Reintegration.

Her work focuses on understanding the intersections between Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR); Screening, Prosecution, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (SPRR) of individuals formerly associated with terrorist groups; and preventing extremism conducive to terrorism, with a specific focus on the African Continent.

Raafat also currently serves as a non-resident scholar for the Countering Terrorism and Extremism Program at the Middle East Institute, based in Washington, DC, working on the Program for Countering Terrorism & Extremism.

Raafat has valuable experience in the field of security studies and research, having served as Deputy Research Director at the Chicago Project on Security and Threats (CPOST). During her time at CPOST, Lina led a $3.4M multi-year project studying the tactics of the violent extremist nexus for online media radicalization and audience susceptibility.

Raafat graduated from the University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Arts in International Relations, specializing in security studies, regionalism and nationalism.

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