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Rita Stephan

Professional affiliation

Division Chief of Continuing Education Training, U.S. Department of State; Former Regional Coordinator, Middle East Bureau, USAID; Visiting Researcher, North Carolina State University 

Full Biography

Rita Stephan is the Chief of the Continuing Education Training Division in the Office of Knowledge Management of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). She is also a Research Fellow at The Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies at North Carolina State University and was previously the Regional Coordinator of the Middle East Bureau at USAID. She is the co-editor of In Line with the Divine: The Struggle for Gender Equality in Lebanon and the author of several publications on Lebanese women’s movement, social movements, social networks, and Arab-Americans.