School of International Service
Additional Positions at AU
Director, Intercultural Management Institute
MA, International Peace and Conflict Resolution, American University; BA, International Affairs, George Washington University
Amira Maaty serves as Director of the Intercultural Management Institute (IMI) which trains and prepares professionals across sectors to recognize and manage cultural differences, turning them into competitive advantages. Amira has over 13 years of experience in international training and education, public diplomacy and civil society development with a regional focus on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Prior to joining IMI, she was a program officer on the MENA team of the National Endowment for Democracy where she oversaw civil society support programs. Previously, she served as a senior program officer at IREX overseeing international training and education programs for community and civil society leaders from around the world. She has also held positions at Internews Network, coordinating journalism training programs in the MENA region; the Phelps Stokes Fund, managing public diplomacy programs; and the Projection Project at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, leading research efforts to monitor, document, and shed light on human trafficking.