Zeinab Fayad

Zeinab Fayad is the 2021 Middle East fellow at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP). She recently obtained an MA in International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies from New York University. Her thesis explored the knowledge-power nexus, where she conducted discourse analysis on Hezbollah's religio-political ideology. She previously worked as a research assistant intern at the Wilson Center's Middle East Program, researching Yemeni state discourse on revolution. She also interned at the Lebanese Mission to the UN, the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and NGOs such as Amnesty International and Greenpeace. Passionate about the history of the Middle East, Fayad uses her native Arabic skills to deeply understand it.


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