Nada Alwadi

PhD Candidate in International Affairs, focusing on Digital Governance in GCC, Bahrain

Nada Alwadi is a Ph.D. Candidate at the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech University. She is also a storyteller and a trained journalist with more than 13 years of experience in the media sphere. Alwadi holds a Master’s in Mass Communications and is a Fulbright Alumna from the School of Journalism, University of Maryland.

Alwadi won the first James Lawson Award for Reporting on Non-Violent Conflict in 2011, presented by the International Center on Non-Violent Conflict in Washington DC. Her writings have featured in The New York Times, USA Today, and Open Democracy. Alwadi’s latest academic writing was published in the book The Whole World is Texting. She is a firm believer in community engagement in internet policies and is working on her Ph.D. dissertation focusing on Data Governance.