Zeina Shuhaibar

The Aspen Institute - Washington, D.C Deputy Director, Global Opportunity Youth Network


Zeina joins The Aspen Institute from the International Rescue Committee (IRC) where she was the Deputy Director, Strategic Initiatives, on IRC’s Economic Recovery & Development team. Zeina has spent the last 10 years working in a variety of roles in the humanitarian sector focused on promoting economic empowerment and financial inclusion of diverse populations affected by crisis and conflict, including refugees, internally displaced people, and youth. Her focus areas have been in employment and entrepreneurship programs in urban and peri-urban contexts, and she has supported programs predominantly in the Middle East and North Africa, East Asia, East Africa, and Europe. 

Zeina is a Lebanese-American daughter of immigrants and is passionate about uplifting diverse voices and promoting economic opportunity for marginalized groups. Zeina holds a B.A. in International Political Economy from Fordham University and a Master’s in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. 

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