Dr. Neven Bondokji

Deputy-Director of GFP Institute


Neven joined Generations for Peace in May 2022 as Deputy-Director of GFP Institute.

In her position, she contributes to developing, facilitating, and reporting on the strategic direction of policy research of the Institute, its quality and impact, as well as the growth of local and international research collaborations and engagements with a variety of Institute’s stakeholders in different fields. She works closely with the Director of the Institute and GFPI staff as well as Communications Department, Institutional Learning Department, Programmes Department, and the senior management of GFP.

Neven holds a Doctorate in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Sydney, Australia. Her research examined the intertextuality of religion, resistance, and power politics in the discourse of Hamas. Her later academic research addresses questions of identity, religious nationalism, and radicalization.

Neven’s experience combines management and research. In the last eight years, she managed diverse and vibrant policy research projects on human security, radicalization, and civil-military relations. This involves methodology design, leading field research activities, and supervising policy research outputs. Neven’s career include stints with Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Brookings Doha Centre. She also experimented with academia, but realized she enjoys field research and working with local communities more.

Neven has a newfound love for yoga, and enjoys short films, jigsaw puzzles, and snorkeling!