Nasra Hassan

Director, United Nations Information Service, Vienna

Nasra Hassan was born in Pakistan, and worked for the United Nations for 27 years in peace-keeping; refugee and humanitarian affairs; political affairs; social development; drugs, crime and terrorism; and in public information, serving at UN Headquarters in New York and Vienna; in the Middle East, the Balkans and in Central Asia. Prior to joining the UN, Ms. Hassan worked for the League of Arab States. Ms. Hassan is director international relations for the Association of Austrian Peacekeepers and senior advisor for the International Peace Institute. She is also on the Faculty of the Salzburg Global Seminar. Ms. Hassan carries out primary research on suicide terrorism in the Islamic world and on jihadist militancy.  Some of her research data has been published and is widely cited in academic and other publications.

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