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Khalil Osman

Senior Research Fellow

Khalil Osman
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Dr. Khalil Fadl Osman is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies. He boasts a diverse career and a great wealth of experience spanning academia, diplomacy, and journalism in a range of geographic settings. He worked for 15 years in different media and political affairs capacities at the United Nations, serving in Sudan, Iraq, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Somalia. Dr. Osman also taught politics and international relations at Indiana University and the American University of Kurdistan (Dohuk, Iraq), where he served as Acting Dean of the College of International Studies. He has also worked for several media organisations, including the BBC, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and Radio Canada International. Whilst at the BBC, he completed several high-profile assignments, including as the Arabic Service Bureau Chief in Baghdad, Team Leader to set up a radio and TV network for southern Iraq funded by the UK's Department for International Development, an embedded reporter with Coalition Forces in Iraq, and as a Correspondent in Dubai covering Gulf affairs. Dr. Osman has a PhD in Politics from the University of Exeter. He completed his post-graduate studies in Political Science and History and a BA with a double major in Political Science and Telecommunications and a Minor in History at Indiana University.