Lucy Nusseibeh lives and works in East Jerusalem, where she is the founder and director of MEND (Middle East Nonviolence and Democracy). MEND was established in 1998 to promote the values and practice of active nonviolence and participatory democracy; it is now a national organization with strong regional affiliations. Since 2007, Ms. Nusseibeh has also served as the director-general of the Institute of Modern Media at Al-Quds University, which consists of Al-Quds Educational TV, the BA-granting media department, and a community outreach program. From 2004 to 2006, she was a senior research fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government in the Women and Public Policy Program.
Ms. Nusseibeh also serves on the International Governance Council (Executive Committee) of Nonviolent Peaceforce and as a member of the MENA regional steering committee for the Global Partnership for Prevention of Armed Conflict. In addition, she is a board member of the Middle East Citizens Assembly and the Palestine-Israel Journal, and a founding member of the Conflict Transformation Collaborative. She serves as an advisor to the Fetzer Institute in their Faculty of Humanities.