Dr Lina Khatib
head, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House

Lina Khatib is head of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Programme at Chatham House. Formerly she was the director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, and the co-founding head of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. Her research focuses on the international relations of the Middle East, Islamist groups and security, political transitions, and foreign policy, with special attention to the Syrian conflict.

She is a research associate at SOAS, was a senior research associate at the Arab Reform Initiative and lectured at Royal Holloway, University of London. She has published seven books and also written widely on public diplomacy, political communication, and political participation in the Middle East. She is a frequent commentator on politics and security in the Middle East and North Africa at events around the world and in the media.

Follow Lina on Twitter: @LinaKhatibUK


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