Yara Asmar is the Regional Strategy Manager at FNF MENA. She is specialized in the fields of Middle Eastern studies and party politics. She is a researcher on Iran and social movements. She published a study in 2018 on regime change and contentious politics in Iran. Yara holds a BA in Communication Arts and Journalism from Notre Dame University- Lebanon and an MA in International Relations from the Central European University – Budapest where she graduated 2018. Yara Asmar started her adventure with Friedrich Naumann Foundation in 2014 at the Beirut based office.