Dina Shahrokhi is the Research and Production Manager at the Institute for the Study of War. At ISW, she helps guide the work of the analysts and research team as they analyze some of the most pressing conflicts facing the world today. From ISIS to the Syrian civil war to the increasingly assertive role of Russia in the Middle East, Ms. Shahrokhi helps ensure that ISW's research products are thoroughly researched, edited, and the production managed to ensure timely publication of ISW insights.
Ms. Shahrokhi joined ISW after obtaining her Master's degree in public policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. At Harvard, Ms. Shahrokhi worked as a student associate for the Belfer Center helping manage the Harvard Belfer-Syria website and assisting Professors Graham Allison and David Sanger develop national security case studies. Previously, she worked for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Damascus during the first year of the Syrian revolution in 2011. She also worked as the Research Associate for the Middle East at the James A. Baker III Institute at Rice University, where she focused on the Syrian conflict and the participation of women in parliaments in the Middle East.
Ms. Shahrokhi graduated summa cum laude in 2011 from the University of Texas at Dallas, where she earned a B.A. in Political Science and she also has a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government . She is fluent in English and Arabic.