Ana Maria’s thesis, entitled “Know Thy Neighbor: Interfaith Dialogue, Peacebuilding and Reconciliation in the Lebanese Context” explored the role of practical interfaith dialogue in the Lebanese peacebuilding and reconciliation process, and received highest honors as well as academic praise. Valedictorian of the Faculty of Humanities, she also graduated with a B.A., Summa Cum Laude, in Communication Arts, Journalism and Electronic Media from Notre Dame University – Louaize (NDU), Lebanon and a B.A. in Translation and Modern Languages from Université Saint Esprit – Kaslik (USEK), Lebanon.
Ana Maria currently holds the position of Community Engagement Senior Coordinator at Adyan: Foundation for Diversity, Solidarity and Human Dignity. Her scope of work focuses on the organization’s networks in Lebanon and Iraq as well as the program of Religious Social Responsibility for religious leaders and activists. Ms. Daou has also co-authored the book chapter “Religious Pluralism, Interfaith Dialogue and Post-war Lebanon” in Bock, Fahy and Everett’s (eds.) Emergent Religious Pluralisms (Palgrave, 2019) and a report on inter-faith dialogue mapping in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Turkey to be published by Adyan Foundation. Last but not least, she participated as a trainer and speaker in several workshops and conferences in Lebanon and abroad.