Ebadi, Bushra

Research Associate

  • Bushra Ebadi
    Campus de Couros, Rua de Vila Flor 166, 4810-445 Guimarães, Portugal


    • Master's degree, Global Affairs, University of Toronto (Canada), 2016


    • Research Associate, United Nations University (UNU-EGOV), Portugal

    Biographical Statement

    Bushra Ebadi is a Research Associate at the United Nations University (UNU-EGOV) since 2022.

    Bushra Ebadi is a social innovator, researcher, global strategist, and writer who mobilizes knowledge, resources, and people to advance justice, peace, human rights, and the agency of systematically marginalized communities around the world. She is currently a Research Associate at the United Nations University (UNU-EGOV). She is also the co-founder of the Health and Information Literacy Access (HILA) Alliance. Bushra holds a Master of Global Affairs (MGA) from the University of Toronto and a Joint Honours BA in Political Science and Philosophy, with minors in Management and French from McGill University.

    Before joining UNU-EGOV, Bushra co-led the development and coordination of the Just Tech Movement community with Amnesty International. She has diverse experiences working with UN agencies, think tanks, civil society organizations, and community groups, including UNICEF, CCUNESCO, and the Centre for International Governance Innovation, supporting various global and regional initiatives related to AI ethics, refugee and migration governance, infodemic management, pandemic preparedness and response, gender justice, youth engagement, and peacebuilding.

    Her research interests include culture, digital justice and rights, climate justice, intersectional policymaking, global governance, peacebuilding, media and information literacy, social innovation, and systems change.