Rawan Zeine, MSc, MPA

Leadership Associate

Rawan Zeine is originally from Jordan, but grew up in Egypt, Cyprus and the US. After graduating from high school in Egypt, Rawan graduated from Emerson College, receiving a BSSP in Marketing Communication in 2004. In 2008, she received an MSc in Political Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She was awarded certificates from the Harvard Executive Education Program in the Leadership, Organizing and Action: Leading Change (LOA) in 2010 and Leading Non-Violent Movements in 2015. In 2018, she received a Master in Public Administration at the Harvard Kennedy School. At the Kennedy School she was a Mason Fellow and an Ash Fellow.

In 2009, Rawan established Ta3leeleh, an organization that creates space for self-expression, social cohesion and community efficacy. Since 2012, Rawan has been a community organizing trainer/coach, supporting activists to develop their leadership and organizing skills in the Arab world, UK and the US. For seven years, she has worked with Professor Marshall Ganz as an online and on-ground teaching fellow and as coordinator for the LOA program at HKS Executive Education. She has taught Public Narrative with Professor Ganz as well as Adaptive Leadership with Professor Tim O’Brien. In 2019, Rawan was the Membership Engagement and Community of Practice Manager for the Leading Change Network.

Recently, Rawan was the Director of Teaching and Learning at Ahel, a community organizing social enterprise based in Amman, Jordan, Rawan has been coaching a community organizing campaign in Lebanon against child marriage with Syrian refugees. She also has designed, facilitated and taught a Training of Coaches certification program to support others in learning how to coach campaigns. Rawan continues to coach campaigns and train others in community organizing.

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