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Maryam bint Ali bin Nasser Al-Misnad

Head of the Advisory Board

Her Excellency, Maryam bint Ali bin Nasser Al Misnad was appointed Minister of Social Development and Family in the government of the State of Qatar in October 2021...

Lulwah Al Khater

Member of the Advisory Board

Minister of State for International Cooperation

Hend Al Muftah

Member of the Advisory Board

Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the European Headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva

Khalifa bin Jassim Al Kuwari

Member of the Advisory Board

Mohammed Al Maadheed

Member of the Advisory Board

Director of the Center for Metabolism and Inflammation, Division of Medicine, University College London, United Kingdom and the Director General of the Naufar Centre, Qatar.

Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Muraikhi

Member of the Advisory Board

​H.E., Dr. Al Muraikhi is the Special Adviser to UN Secretary-General.

Ghanim Alnajjar

Member of the Advisory Board

Professor of Political Science at Kuwait University, founder of the Center for Strategic and Future Studies at Kuwait University..

Marwan Kabalan

Member of the Advisory Board

Dr. Marwan Kabalan is a Syrian academic and writer.

Mohammad Almasri

Member of the Advisory Board

He holds a doctorate degree in political science from Durham University in the United Kingdom, and he runs the Arab Opinion Index (the Arab Index) at the Center.

Ghassan Elkahlout

Director

Ghassan Elkahlout is the Director of the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies and Associate Professor of Conflict Management and Humanitarian Action at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies...

Sansom Milton

Senior Research Fellow

Sansom Milton is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies. Prior to joining the Center he worked as a Research Fellow at the Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit...

Khalil Osman

Senior Research Fellow

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...

Hassan Elhag Ali

Senior Researcher

​Dr. Hassan Elhag currently works as a senior researcher at the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies. He holds a PhD in political science from the University of North Texas...

Mohammed Alsousi

Senior Advisor

He has accumulated eighteen years of field and headquarters experience in Middle East, North Africa and East Europe in development, humanitarian, conflict and peace-building programming and capacity building of local societies....

Mona Hedaya

Research Fellow

Mona Hedaya received her master's degree in Conflict Management and Humanitarian Action, awarded with distinction, from the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. Prior to joining CHS, she worked at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS), between 2011 and 2019.

Moumena Alajrad

Director's Office Manager

Moumena Alajrad holds a Bachelor’s degree in English language and literature from Damascus University, a Higher Diploma in Tourist and Hotel management from the Syrian Ministry of Tourism, and an MSW in Social Work and Community Development...

Samiha Tadjine

Coordinator of Social Media and Electronic Content

​Samiha Tadjine has a master's degree in Media and Cultural Studies at Doha Institute for Graduate Studies in Qatar and a master’s degree in English Literature and Civilization at Mohammed Khider Biskra University in Algeria....

Wadee Al-Arabeed

Assistant Researcher

Alarabeed is an Assistant Researcher at the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies (CHS). He was a Project Coordinator & Legal Editor at the Law for Palestine Organization based in Manchester...

Maryam Almustafa Almashhwr

Research Assistant

Maryam Almustafa Almashhwr is a Research Assistant at the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies. She holds a master's degree in Conflict Management and Humanitarian Action from the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies....

Rana Barout

Research Assistant

Rana Barout holds a Master's (with Distinction) in Critical Security Studies from the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies...

Amena El Ashkar

Research Assistant

Amena El Ashkar is a research assistant at the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies. Before joining the team, Amena worked for the Institute of Palestine Studies in Beirut as an editor and in translating the daily Hebrew news section....

Mohammad Alhamawi

Research Assistant

He holds a Master of Science in Development Administration and Planning from University College London (UCL) and a Bachelor of Arts in International Development from the University of Leeds...

Majdoulin Almwaka

Research Assistant

She holds an MA in Women, Society, and Development (WSD) from Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) and a BA in Political Science/ International Affairs with a Minor in Psychology with Distinction from the Lebanese American University (LAU)....

Mohamed Al-Taher Lassidi

Archivist

Mr. Mohamed Al-Taher obtained a professorship in management sciences, specializing in financial management, from the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management in Sfax. In 2002, he had a master's degree in document and archive management...

Juan Cole

Non-Resident Fellow

​Dr Juan R. I. Cole is the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. He is an expert on the relationship of the West and the Muslim world within the historical context...

Riccardo Bocco

Non-Resident Fellow

Dr Riccardo Bocco is an Emeritus Professor of Political Sociology at the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the IHEID in Geneva. His experience has spanned over three and a half decades on the "Near East", with a particular focus on Jordan, Israel/Palestine, and Lebanon..

Mouin Rabbani

Non-Resident Fellow

A graduate of Tufts University and Georgetown University's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Rabbani has published, presented and commented widely on Middle East issues, including for most major print, television and digital media.

Oroub El-Abed

Non-Resident Fellow

Dr Oroub El-Abed is an associate professor at the School of Graduate Studies, the Forced Migration Programme at Birzeit University...

Hafed Al-Ghwell

Non-Resident Fellow

Hafed Al-Ghwell is a senior fellow and executive director of the North Africa Initiative at the SAIS Foreign Policy Institute....

Sarah Al Khayarin

Graduate

Sarah Al Khayarin's major is in Conflict Management and Humanitarian Action, a field she is passionate about. Her research interests focus on conflict resolution, humanitarian diplomacy, small state mediation, education during conflict, post-war reconstruction, and humanitarian financing during crisis.

Sara Mubarak Al Hajri

Graduate

Sara Mubarak Al Hajri has a Master's degree in Conflict Management and Humanitarian Action that she obtained in 2019 from the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies where she submitted her thesis titled 'A Study of the Practices of Peacemaking in Afghanistan: Future Perspectives and Recommendations for Qatari Intervention'.

Mohammed Al Otbey

Graduate

Mohammed Al Oteby has more than eight years of experience in private institutions and NGOs.

Mohammed Kafoud

Graduate

Mohammed Kafoud obtained a Master's degree in Conflict Management and Humanitarian Action .

Muneera Al Khayareen

Graduate

Muneera Al Khayareen has a Master's degree in Conflict Management and Humanitarian Action from the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

Fatima Abdeen

Graduate

In 2017, Fatime Abdeen graduated from Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK with a bachelor's degree in Business and Marketing Management. She is currently a second-year student in Conflict Management and Humanitarian Action at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies.

Dana Al Thani

Graduate

Al-Thani received her BA in Administration and Economics from Qatar University with distinction in 2016, and she enrolled in the MSc in Conflict Management and Humanitarian Action at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies between 2019-2021.

Ali Al Henzab

Graduate

Ali Al Henzab is a researcher interested in conflict issues, humanitarian work, and human rights in the Middle East.

Nasser Mohammed Al-Nabit

Student

Nasser has seven years of practical experience in aviation, including flight education and training program management, aircraft maintenance and safety management.

Maryam Al Mahmoud

Graduate

Maryam Al-Mahmoud is a master's student of the Conflict Management and Humanitarian Action (CMHA) program, at Doha Institute,