Director of the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies, Doha, Qatar

Sultan Barakat is the Founding Director of the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. Previously, he was Director of Research at the Brookings Doha Centre. He is also Professor in Politics and Post-War Recovery Studies at the University of York, where he founded and led the Post-War Reconstruction and Development Unit (1993–2014). Professor Barakat has over 25 years of experience working on issues of conflict management, humanitarian response, and post-conflict recovery and transition. He is regularly engaged as a Senior Adviser and Consultant to the United Nations, the World Bank, the European Union and a variety of governments and international non-governmental organisations, including CARE and Oxfam. Among other roles, he serves on the Advisory Board of the Humanitarian Policy Group at the Overseas Development Institute, and a member of the Lancet Commission on Syria. He was a founding Expert Panel Member of the Global Peace Index, where he served between 2008 and 2014.