Dr. Leila Nicolas
Leila Nicolas PhD, serves as a consultant to many int. NGOs. She has been working with civil societies in MENA region since 2000 to promote Human rights, Rule of Law and empowerment of women and youth. She is a strategic communication expert, where she trains politicians and young leaders how to participate in politics and elections and to master their media appearances.
She is also a political analyst and commentator for a number of media outlets about MENA regional issues, and international Affairs. She is a co- founder of Lebanese for Democracy and Good governance, member of the Academic Council of the UN System (ACUNS). and a board member at many MENA Regional NGOs.
At the Academic Level:
She serves as both a scholar and practitioner. she is a Professor of International Affairs at the Lebanese University In Beirut. Her research and teaching interests include the UN system, R2P, transitional Justice, peacebuilding, International criminal tribunals, and MENA politics. She is the author of 4 Arabic published Books in addition to more than 70 ( Arabic and English) refereed journal articles, book chapters, working papers and conference lectures. She has been granted by The International Center of Human Sciences( CISH) – UNESCO, a grant for achieving a field study research about transitions in Arab world; The UNESCO study ” Transitional Justice in Arab World: Lessons from Morocco and Iraq” ( Lebanon: CISH- UNESCO, 2014). Her English and Arabic Papers have appeared in leading journals in the Arab World, including Leb. University Law and Political Sciences Quarterly.
Her latest published books are: International Criminal tribunals: Achievements and Failures ( 2013), which is found in the Peace Palace Library and The ICC Library in the Hague, International Intervention and Sovereignty: developing norms in International affairs ( 2011).