Former Director, Policy and Research, Office of Her Highness, Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned, the Consort of the Emir of Qatar. Worked with the UN for nearly a decade: Special Assistant to the Special Coordinator to the Middle East Peace Process; Political Adviser to the Secretary-General's Personal Representative for Lebanon during the 2006 war; Special Assistant, Middle East and Asia, Office of the Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs. Director, Brookings Doha Center. Fellow, Saban Center for Middle East Policy. Research focused on transitional processes, domestic politics and international relations in the Middle East. Has worked to facilitate national dialogue among Syrian constituencies and figures.