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Nadia Hijab

Nadia Hijab

Sector : Media, Journalists

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: United States
  • Gender: Female
  • Born in: 1950
  • Age: 66
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Nadia Hijab is a Palestinian political analyst, author and journalist who comments frequently on human rights and the Middle East, and the situation of the Palestinians in particular.

Hijab was born in Aleppo, Syria to Palestinian Arab parents, Wasfi Hijab and Abla Nashif, but grew up in neighboring Lebanon, where she earned a B.A. and M.A. in English Literature from the American University of Beirut. During her years of study in Beirut, Hijab worked as a journalist, but she left Lebanon after the onset of the Lebanese Civil War. She traveled first to Qatar, and then to London, England, where she became the Editor-in-Chief of Middle East Magazine and appeared frequently in the media as a commentator on Middle East affairs.
In 1989, Hijab moved to the United States, where she worked for 10 years as a development specialist for the United Nations Development Programme in New York City. In 2000, she founded a consultancy firm, which she still heads.
In 2010, she co-founded Al-Shabaka, a virtual think tank bringing together close to 60 Palestinian thinkers and writers from all over the world. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Palestine Studies.


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