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Yara Acaf

Doctoral Student - University of Texas at Austin

Based in

United States
North America

Yara Acaf is a doctoral student at the Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations interested in science communication. More particularly, she works on environmental advertising, campaigns, activism, and justice.

Before going back to graduate school, Yara worked as a Research and Development Assistant on the climate change and conflict nexus in the MENA region at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN‐ESCWA). In an effort to work on climate advocacy, Yara became a member of the Mediterranean Youth for Climate Action (MedYCA) network and co-founded of Peace on Climate (a think tank that aims to raise the issue of climate change and conflict with policymakers).

Country(ies) of Specialty

United States Lebanon

Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics Communications research Climate Justice Social movements

How to Connect



Acaf, Y. (2020, July 14). Mediterranean forests are facing the unknown. REVOLVE.


Regional report the attainment of SDGS in conflict-affected … – ESCWA. (2021).

Saleh, Mahdi & Abdallah, Chafik & Acaf, Yara. (2018). Annual Climate Change Student Competition 2017-2018 Climate Change and Land in the Middle East and North Africa Region. 10.13140/RG.2.2.13302.65600.