Joelle Rizk worked as a Program Associate for the EastWest Institute's Regional Security program.
Joelle joined EWI in 2011 as a coordinator for the Regional Security Program. Joelle holds a B.A. in International Affairs and Diplomacy from Notre Dame University in Lebanon and an M.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies from the European Peace University in Austria. She has worked with civil society in Lebanon on governance, peace building, and reintegration, and has also worked on transnational security in Lebanon and the Middle East. Joelle was part of the team that researched and authored the Afghanistan Human Development Report of 2010 with the United Nations Development Program in Afghanistan. In 2009 and 2010 Joelle has field-researched the Afghan conflict and co-authored a book The Battle for Khorasan analysing and connecting the geostrategy of the Afghan conflict, the rise of Islamic militancy in Afghanistan, and the recurring insurgency. Joelle is fluent in Arabic, English and French, she has working knowledge of Farsi, and basic knowledge of Spanish.