“Dr. Halloun brought incredible insight and wisdom to our studies.”
– Reflective Practice student
Dr. Fakhira Halloun is a Palestinian citizen of Israel. She holds a B.A. in social work and an M.S. in criminology from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She received her Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University.
Dr. Halloun has acquired considerable professional experience in conflict transformation and specializes in facilitating dialogue between mixed groups in conflict involved in cultural, political, and social issues in a variety of settings. Fakhira is an educator and advocate for human rights and democracy, as well as a social and political feminist activist, who strives to bring about change within the Arab community and to achieve equality for the Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel.
Fakhira also served as a board member for Mossawa Center, The Advocacy Center for the Arab Citizens in Israel and worked for seven years in the Center for the Advancement of Shared Citizenship in Israel. From 2012-2015 she was the DC Coordinator for Leaders for Democracy Fellowship (LDF) – USA, sponsored by the U.S. State Department. Once a year, this program brought civil and political leaders from the Middle East to the United States for three months to provide them with academic and practical experience in civic society, leadership, and conflict resolution.
Dr. Halloun is committed to contributing to a better shared future between Palestinians and Jews in Israel-Palestine. Her Ph.D. research focused on Palestinian political leaders in Israel, aiming to lead them to reflect on their discourse of struggle and its impact on their collective status, on the design of their shared future with the Jewish society, and on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict as a whole.