Senior Research Fellow
Vina Nadjibulla is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia. As an international security and peacebuilding specialist, Vina spent a significant portion of her career working at United Nations headquarters and in peacekeeping and peacebuilding missions in West and Central Africa.
She has over 20 years of professional experience in high-level diplomacy, strategic planning, policy making, and political risk analysis. From war zones to board rooms, Vina has extensive experience working with national governments, non-profits and philanthropic organizations in Canada, the United States, Africa, Central Asia, and China.
A seasoned activist and a passionate advocate, Vina has been a long-time champion for human rights, women’s rights and social justice. Her most recent efforts focused on securing the release of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor who were being held as political hostages in China.
CONFERENCES & EVENTS
GLOBAL SECURITY FORUM
Addressing the Practice of Hostage-Taking by State and Non-State Actors
March 15, 2023
We Must Raise the Cost of Taking Americans Hostage
September 21, 2023