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Dr Linda Bishai is the director of North Africa Programs at the United States Institute of Peace. She has focused on peace-building education and training, electoral violence prevention, countering violent extremism and security sector/community dialogue.

Bishai was responsible for a series of programs on electoral violence prevention in Sudan before the general elections and the South Sudan referendum and co-teaches the Preventing Electoral Violence in Africa course at USIP.

She has also worked on police/community dialogue programming and developing violence prevention programming for upcoming elections in Africa. Bishai has worked with university educators to support peace-building concepts and courses in diverse fields and curricula.

As an adjunct professor at the George Washington University, Bishai currently teaches international law and the use of force. She has served as a Supreme Court Fellow at the Federal Judicial Center, where she worked on an introduction to international human rights law for the federal judiciary.

Linda Bishai

United States Institute of Peace