RULA KHOURY MANSOUR has a PhD in Peace Studies and Theology from Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, UK. A lawyer and a theologian, she serves as an independent conflict resolution specialist and is the Director of Peace Studies at Nazareth Evangelical College, Israel. She is also a lecturer in the PhD program at the International Graduate School of Leadership, Quezon City, Philippines. Having earned her law degree from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, she worked as a public prosecutor for thirteen years and was the first Palestinian to be appointed deputy head of a public prosecution office in Israel. Rula and her husband, Bader, live in Nazareth with their three sons, Adi, Rami and Sami.