Peacebuilding Program Intern for the Middle East and North Africa
Johnny Assaf is based in Paris, France where he is completing his Masters in International Security with a dual concentration in Diplomacy and Middle Eastern studies at the Paris School of International Affairs at SciencesPo.
Prior to his MA track, Johnny was in Lebanon working with a range of organizations in the MENA region that focused on peacebuilding, development, and human security. He established peacebuilding and leadership development programs for the youth in conflict-sensitive environments, developed peace education workshops that were delivered to school and university students, and worked to challenge the unique barriers women faced in Lebanon that hindered their participation in the economic and political spheres.
Johnny is a dual national of Canada (QC) and Lebanon (BEY). He holds a Bachelor’s of Art in Political Science and International Affairs, where his thesis investigated Peacebuilding and Human Security measures in post-Arab Spring Libya.