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Sherine El Taraboulsi-McCarthy is a DPhil candidate at the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford, a Research Fellow with the Humanitarian Policy Group at the Overseas Development Institute and a member of the MENA Regional Facilitators Forum, a conflict resolution and negotiation network established by the United States Institute of Peace.
Her career has had a multidisciplinary focus, from philanthropy in North Africa and the Middle East and youth activism to the role of non-state actors in state formation and humanitarian policy. She has also conducted research on the role of women in radical movements in Northern Nigeria and Yemen.
Prior to her DPhil at Oxford, Ms El Taraboulsi-McCarthy had launched a research unit at the Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement at the American University in Cairo, as well as the Muslim Philanthropy Digital Library. She has served as a resource person and consultant to the Salzburg Global Seminar, the Atlantic Council, the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), the African Grantmakers Network, the Bertelsmann Foundation, the Cairo Regional Center for Training on Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA), Social Surveys Africa and the United Nations Volunteers’ (UNV) Programme, among others.