Nina Lahoud

Ms. Nina Lahoud is a member of the ILAC Board of Directors since 2017. In 1983 she joined the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) as the first woman Legal Adviser appointed to a mission and served with the United Nations for over 33 years. She dealt extensively with legal, rule of law, peacekeeping, development and gender matters while serving in various offices at UN Headquarters and in six UN peacekeeping operations deployed at critical historic junctures in Lebanon (as UNIFIL Legal Adviser), Namibia (as UNTAG Deputy Legal Adviser), Cambodia (as UNTAC Senior Legal Adviser), Croatia (as UNPF Special Assistant to the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG)), Kosovo (as UNMIK Chief of Staff to the SRSG), and East Timor (as UNTAET Director/Office of the DSRSG).

Ms. Lahoud holds a B.A. from Harvard University and a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) and a Certificate in Islamic Law from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She is actively involved in various legal, social justice and gender initiatives, including as a member of a number of U.S. and international professional legal and foreign policy organizations.