Dr. Neven Bondokji

Institute Director  


Neven joined Generations for Peace in May 2022 as Institute Deputy Director and assumed her role as Director of GFP Institute in August 2023. In her position, Neven contributes to developing, facilitating, and reporting on the strategic direction of thought leadership and 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 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 academic research addresses questions of identity, religious nationalism, and radicalization. She has also published more than 20 policy papers on radicalization, human security, and conflict prevention. 

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, Brookings Doha Centre, and the Office of the UN Special Envoy to Yemen.  

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