Najat Khelil

Dr. Najat Arafat Khelil received her doctorate degree in Nuclear Physics from North Texas State University, where she was the first woman to get such a degree in the state of Texas. 

Dr. Khelil was formerly a physics professor at Texas A&M University, North Texas State University, University of Algiers, and George Washington University. Currently, Dr. Khelil is a member of the Board of Directors of United Palestinian Appeal (UPA); Vice President of Know Thy Heritage Project (KTH); and Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the National Arab American Women's Association (NAAWA). She previously served as the National President of the Arab Women's Council, Palestinian American Congress Union of Presidential American Women and ROOTS the Palestine Youth Organization. 

Under the auspices of the US information Agency and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the State Department, as a trainer in leadership, conflict resolution, and organizational development, Dr. Khelil has led workshops on Leadership Training for Women in Syria, Jordan, Palestine, Yemen, Qatar and Morocco. Additionally, she led workshops on conflict resolution and leadership training in the United States, Canada, Russia and Northern Ireland. 

Najat Khelil was the recipient of “Life Time Achievement Award” by the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP), as well as, “Honoree of the Palestinian American Community” awarded by the General Delegation of the PLO to the United States.  She was listed twice in Marquis Publication as “Who’s Who of American Women.” 

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