Dana Al Dairani
Senior Director of Programs
Dana joined CCAS in October 2018. She has more than 14 years of professional experience in the field of educational development in Syria, Jordan, and in the Arab world more broadly. Her previous experience was focused on youth empowerment through learning and education, community engagement, and refugee integration into host communities. Dana has a B.A. in English Literature from Damascus University, an M.A. in Arab Studies from Georgetown University, and a Certificate in Refugees and International Migration from Georgetown University. Dana was a 2014 John Smith Trust Rule of Law Fellow, and a recipient of the 2015 World of Difference Award from the International Alliance for Women.
Dana supports the overall operations of the Center, including three main focus areas: 1) fiscal management of the center, including budget forecasting and reporting, supervising the center’s federal and non-federal grants, and ensuring the overall adherence of the center’s financial policies and processes with the school, the university, and external donors; 2) program administration, including human resources supervision, training and mentorship of staff and student workers, and managing academic appointments for adjuncts and visiting scholars; and 3) stakeholder engagement, such as liaising with the Georgetown office of advancement, CCAS Executive Committee, CCAS Board of directors, and MAAS alumni. Dana was recognized for her contributions to CCAS and Georgetown when she was nominated for the 2019 Distinguished Staff Award through the Georgetown Graduate School Student Awards Council. Dana became a candidate in Georgetown’s Executive MBA program in the Fall 2020 semester.