Dr. Al Zoubi is a development economist, teaching conflict, security and development at the Global Development Studies at Saint Mary’s University, Canada. She is a livelihood and gender expert for the EU delegation to Syria. Dr. Al Zoubi was a researcher and a lecturer in Gender and Forced Migration, and Middle East Politics at Oxford Department of International Development, Department of Politics and International Relations, and Christ Church collage at the University of Oxford and a visiting scholar at the University of Glasgow. Much of her research focuses on issues of gender and rural development, including issues of women’s empowerment in Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan. Her current research explores ways of improving the livelihoods and food security of war-affected households (Internal Displaced Persons and refugees), especially women-headed households, and host-country responses through its policies and politics that reshape refugee livelihoods. Dr. Al Zoubi is a member of the Science in Exile steering committee and co-leader of the Global Young Academy’s At-Risk Scholar Initiative. She is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships from international and regional universities and foundations.