Dr. Dalal Iriqat is an assistant professor at the Arab American University Palestine AAUP and a weekly columnist at AlQuds Newspaper since 2016. She was identified as a Young Global Leader-World Economic Forum YGL 2021. Her research focus is on Diplomacy, Nation Branding, Palestinian State Building, Coercive Diplomacy, Public Diplomacy, Soft Power, Mediation and Conflict Resolution. She served as Vice President for International Relations at AAUP 2018-2022, and as Senior Advisor on Strategic Communications at the PMO between 2017-18. She was the Senior Policy Consultant for writing the Human Development Report UNDP for Palestine in 2015. Iriqat is a founding member Mediterranean Women Mediators Network MWMN, founding member for Palestine Experts for Education under Covid-19, Founding and Board member of the Policy and Conflict Resolution Studies Center PCRSC, board member of Lycée Franćais International of Ramallah, board member of Eco Peace Palestine and sits on the jury board of 3alArd initiative. She has a PhD in Public Administration from Paris I Sorbonne, a Master’s degree in Diplomatic Studies from Westminster University and a Bachelor of Political Science from the University of Jordan.