Dr. Wided Dafri

Dr. Wided Dafri
  • PhD; Alger 3 University
  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • International Relations
    Faculty of Communication, Arts and Sciences
  • Email: wided@cud.ac.ae
  • Telephone: + 971 4 709 6191
  • Location: Block B – Room B2-04


Dr. Dafri holds a PhD in International Relations from Alger 3 University, Algiers, Algeria, a Master degree from Yarmouk University, Jordan, and a Bachelor degree from Badji Mokhtar University, Annaba, Algeria.

Prior to joining CUD, Dr. Dafri was an Assistant Professor at Badji Mokhtar University, Algeria, where she also served for a year as the Head of the Common Branch for Political Science Department. Dr. Dafri has also worked in industry as a trainer and freelancer in Jordan and the UAE.

Areas of Specialization

Strategic media questions; public relations; development; Arabic media; political media; media ethics; the practice of public relations; the art of the protocol and diplomacy, effective communication skills; international relations; international policies; human rights; leadership styles for leaders; and decision making for leaders

Selected publications

  • Dafri, W. (2014). Evaluation Reactions to Massacres against Myanmar Muslim. Middle Eastern Studies, Volume: 16, No: 62, ISSN; 1811-8208.


A- Training Books:

I was selected from Ministry of Interior as one of the consultants and a speaker for training section to deliver the Excellence Diploma in Customer Service for three consecutive years (2015-2016-2017)

These books for different Ministries in UAE (Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Health, etc..)

(Not published)
Book n1: Emotional Intelligence and manage personal relationships.
Book n2: Preparation of strategic planning skills.
Book n3: Negotiation skills.
Book n4: Creativity in problem-solving and decision-making.
Book n5: Institutional Development.
Book n6: Develop your talent and strengths for career Success.
Book n7: Mind Map.
Book n8: Writing administrative and technical reports.
Book n9: Manage and motivate human resource.
Book n10: Excellence and innovation in management.

B- Conferences:

In Spring 2017, Dr. Darfi reached with her students the final stage of the 5th United Arab Emirates Undergraduate Research Competition, who presented the project in the final round on 8th May 2017, at Abu Dhabi University, Khalifa City Campus, The research title is: Strategic planning of public relations departments at academic institutions to attract new International students - case study Canadian University Dubai.

Dr Wided, Dafri. February 5th 2015. "The importance of the Smartphone and its applications in our academic and practical life”. Organized by: School of Liberal Arts and Sciences/ CUD in Cooperation with Centre of Excellence, in Canadian University in Dubai.

Dr Wided, Dafri. October 26-28, 2014,"The Role of Social Network Websites in the Arab Spring Revolutions- Facebook Case-" in the Fourth Conference, entitled: Digital Communication in the Time of Disclosure. Hosted by Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan, in cooperation with Arab-U.S. Association for Communication Educators (AUSACE, 2014).