Yasmine Arafa has a law degree (LLB) from the University of Alexandria, Egypt. As the research associate of the vice rector, University for Peace, she has take part in projects as a researcher and evaluation consultant working in academic and field research as well as multinational conflict resolution and peace studies projects.
Currently she’s the coordinator of “Women and Democratic Transition in Egypt” a Dialogue Forum seeking to advance the political participation and involvement of Egyptian citizens and emphasizing the importance of constructive Dialogue.
Yasmine’s interest in Nonviolent Communication rose from her focus on conflict resolution and peace studies, and was sustained by her participation in a group to study Marshall Rosenberg’s book Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life. Today, as part of the 2014 Compassion Course Arabic Translation Team, she hopes to disseminate this work to larger groups.