Hanan Abdulhadi

Hanan previously served as a policy intern at POMED. Before joining POMED, she served as Scholarships & Exchange Programs Director at AMIDEAST in Abu Dhabi, where she managed the Fulbright Scholarship program for the UAE. Hanan has extensive experience in the Middle East, where she lived and studied for twenty years. Hanan holds a Master’s

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Katherine Harvey

Katherine Harvey teaches at Georgetown University’s Center for Security Studies. She is also on the Board of Advisors at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and holds a PhD in Middle Eastern Studies from King’s College London. Previously, she served as an intelligence officer in the US Navy, with tours in the Middle

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Galip Dalay

Galip is a scholar and think-tanker specializing on Turkish politics and the Middle Eastern affairs. He is Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy. He has worked in academia and think-tanks in different capacities: he was IPC – Mercator Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), non-resident fellow at

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Tarek Megerisi

Tarek Megerisi is a policy fellow with the North Africa and Middle East programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations. He is a political analyst and researcher who specialises in Libyan affairs and more generally politics, governance and development in the Arab world. Megerisi started his career in Tripoli, Libya with the Sadeq Institute and

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Dr. Neil Quilliam

Neil Quilliam is an associate fellow with the Middle East and North Africa Programme. He was previously senior research fellow heading the Programme’s Future Dynamics in the Gulf project. Prior to that, he was project director of Syria and Its Neighbours policy initiative and acting head of the MENA Programme, having first joined Chatham House

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Allison Nour

Allison Nour leads the firm’s Middle East Practice, providing strategic advisory and business development support to leading companies with activities in the Middle East, and to regionally-based companies working to grow their business in global markets. She advises clients across a range of sectors including aerospace and defense, healthcare, tech, energy, and construction. From 2018–2020...

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David Schenker

David Schenker is a Senior Fellow at The Washington Institute. Confirmed by the Senate on June 5, 2019, he served as Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs through January 2021. In that capacity, he was the principal Middle East advisor to the secretary of state and the senior official overseeing the conduct of

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