Mayor Vera Baboun

The Institute hosted a breakfast roundtable with Mayor Vera Baboun, the first female mayor of Bethlehem, and also filmed an interview with her. Since her election in 2012, Mayor Baboun has worked to provide citizen services, stability, and economic development in the uniquely challenging setting of the Palestinian Authority. Mayor Baboun is also a researcher and published author on the topic of women’s empowerment in the Middle East.