Nancy Shihadeh

Program Coordinator

(848) 932-8366

B.A. in political science and middle east studies Rutgers-New Brunswick, M.A. in international relations and diplomacy, Seton Hall University

Nancy is the Program Coordinator for the Eagleton Institute of Politics. She manages the Institute’s public lecture series and arranges Eagleton’s This Moment in Democracy podcast programming. Nancy also supports the director of development with prospect research, fundraising events, and stewardship of existing and prospective donors of the Institute.

As one of the spokespersons of the ASMA, Nancy helped build relationships with the interfaith community, local media outlets and potential donors. As part of her role, Nancy also acted as the media liaison and conducted radio and phone interviews during a high-stress media blitz.

While campaigning for Ellen Karcher’s seat in the Senate in 2003 and in 2009 for Jon Corzine’s gubernatorial campaign, Nancy managed and supervised teams for GOTV weekends.  Additionally, she coordinated phone drives and local campaign gatherings to bring awareness to pressing issues and assisted in the cultivation of prospective donors.

Nancy has a rich background in social and women’s advocacy. She started as a volunteer and was subsequently hired as a consultant at Wafa House Inc., a nonprofit organization aiming at protecting and assisting victims of domestic violence.

During her tenure at the United Nations, Nancy coordinated high-profile proceedings and interviews with dignitaries such as former National Security Advisor, Susan Rice.


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