Dr. Rouba Al-Fattal Eeckelaert
Senior Political Analyst (European Union, Canada & Middle East)

Professional Experience

Founding Member
EuroArab Forum (EAF)
  • Organizing conferences and workshops, chairing debates, communicating the EAF internationally
  • Drafting EAF annual strategy paper, grants applications, projects reports, and events reports 

Short-Term Expert
European Commission (ENPI-Info Centre)
2011 July-December
  • Gathered pertinent documents on the south Mediterranean countries for an inventive online database
  • Communicated with EU delegations and advised them on south Mediterranean countries

Associate Editor & Chief Communications Officer
Central European Journal for International and Security Studies (CEJISS)
  • Edited, proofread, and nominated research articles and policy analyses for publication
  • Promoted the journal internationally, among universities and (non-) governmental institutions

Research Fellow
Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs (PASSIA)
Summer 2009
  • Drafted and published a PASSIA Bulletin and a Policy Report on EU-PT Relations
  • Prepared policy briefings and proofread PASSIA’s publications

Research Assistant
NATO – Parliamentary Assembly (Mediterranean and Middle East Special Group)
  • Monitored and analyzed media releases on NATO operations abroad, researched and drafted reports on NATO-Middle East, and prepared speeches for the parliamentary visits to the Middle East & Central Asia
  • Communicated NATO-PA approaches and policies through briefings and meetings with representatives of NATO member countries and other organizations

Diplomatic Trainee – Political Affairs, Foreign and Security Policy
Canadian Mission to the European Union
Winter 2006
  • Drafted reports and analyzed press sources regarding Canadian-EU foreign and security relations
  • Presented the Mission's work at a seminar intended for young Canadian parliamentarians

Research Assistant
McGill University – Political Science Department – with Dietlind Stolle
  • Amassed and correlated data, honed research, interview and statistical analysis skills
  • Worked on projects relating media and home to political participation in Canadian and European youth