Nagwan Soliman is a PhD researcher at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence and an affiliate researcher at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security in Washington, DC. Previously, she was a visiting PhD researcher at Berkeley University in California and a PhD Fellow at Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) in Berlin. The field of her specialization is armed groups, social movements, counter-terrorism, conflict and peace studies.
Nagwan served as the Head of Early Warning and Rapid Response committee at the National Council for Justice and Equality (NCJE) at Egyptian Cabinet in 2011. She has been involved as a mediator in several sectarian tensions in Egypt particularly in Upper Egypt. She is also a regional trainer in the conflict and peace field and dialogue process: she has trained Arab activists and local dialogue practitioners from Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine, Oman, Jordan.