Nagwan Soliman is a PhD researcher at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence and an affiliate scholar at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security in Washington, DC. Previously, she worked as a researcher and trainer at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) at EUI. She was co-training focusing on peace building and atrocity prevention, as part of the Local Voices for Peace work project, at Peace Direct Organization, London. She has also previously held a visiting fellowship at University of California at Berkeley and a PhD fellowship at Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) in Berlin.
Nagwan has worked on easing sectarian tensions and political polarization between political parties in the Arab region and served as a mediator in several sectarian tensions in some areas. In addition, she has worked on engaging women in track I and track III of peace processes.
Nagwan is a regional trainer in the conflict and peace field and dialogue process, having trained activists and local dialogue practitioners from Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine, Oman, Jordan and Turkey.