Safa Shahwan Edwards is the director of Capacity Building and Communities in the Cyber Statecraft Initiative, part of the the Atlantic Council Tech Programs. In this role, she manages the Initiative’s capacity building portfolio, including the Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge, the Initiative’s global cyber policy and strategy competition.

Safa holds an MA in International Affairs with a concentration in Conflict Resolution from the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs and a BA in Political Science from Miami University of Ohio. Safa is of Bolivian and Jordanian heritage and speaks Spanish and Arabic.