Director of the Centre for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies at the Doha Institute and Honorary Professor of Politics at the University of York
The Doha Institute’s Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies
Professor Barakat is the Director of the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies (CHS), which he founded in 2016 and a Professor at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies in Doha, Qatar. CHS is the leading centre for research and policy analysis on conflict and humanitarian action in the Arab world. Prior to establishing CHS, Professor Barakat was a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Center for Middle East Policy and served as the Director of Research at the Brookings Doha Center.
Professor Barakat has over 25 years of professional experience working on issues of conflict management, humanitarian response, and post-conflict recovery and transition. He is regularly engaged in providing guidance as a Senior Advisor and Consultant to the United Nations, the World Bank, European Union, DFID, ILO, IFRC and a variety of governments and international non-governmental organizations including CARE and Oxfam. He has led major evaluations and programming initiatives in Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Colombia, Croatia, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Palestine, Philippines, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Uganda and Yemen.
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