Lilian holds a Bachelor’s degree with Honours in History. Her undergraduate dissertation focused on United States foreign policy and human rights in Egypt. Lilian received her MSc in Arab World Studies from Durham University in 2016. In her master’s dissertation, she analysed the Northern Islamic Movement in Israel, using the concept of socio-political entrepreneurship as the theoretical framework. She is now a PhD student in the School of Government and International Affairs at Durham. Her thesis research explores the nature of social entrepreneurship in Jordan, and examines how and to what extent the activity of social entrepreneurs remains independent of state influence in the kingdom.