Board Memberships & Fellowships

Board Memberships

  • Zurich Insurance Company, Zurich, Switzerland:  Member of the Middle East Board of Advisors 2010 till 2015
  • Board Member Stimson Center, Washington DC from 2009 to 12/2015
  • Board Member, Oasis Foundation, Washington DC
  • Board Member American Bahrain Friendship Society, from 1995 to April 2011
  • Human Rights Watch, Board of Advisers for the Middle East 2000-2008

Fellowships and Scholarly Roles

  • Atlantic Council, Washington DC:  Non-Resident Senior Fellow
  • Middle East Institute, Washington DC: Scholar, Senior Fellow
  • Brookings Institute, Washington DC:  2013- Non Resident Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy program, affiliated with the Energy Security Initiative
  • Moderator at the Brookings Institute Doha Energy Forum March 21, 2012 and April 1, 2013Co-Chair to a joint conference with Peking University and Georgetown University on the Middle East, China and the US, December 2011
  • Briefed newly appointed US Ambassadors to Qatar, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia at the US State Department
  • Chair and moderator to all panels on Islamic Banking organized by the US-Qatar Business Council 9-21-2011, and July 2010
  • Invited and participated to conference on Nuclear Energy in the Gulf, organized by the Brookings Institute, AbuDhabi 4-19-2011
  • Invited and participated to the Carbon and Energy conference organized by the Qatar Foundation and the Brookings Institute in Doha in November 2010
  • Participant in work group on Iran at the Stimson Center, 2010-2011
  • Chair of the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies’ Symposium ‘Gulf Industrialization: A Socio-Economic Revolution’ March 26-27, 2008
  • National Intelligence Council Expert 2005-2008
  • Council On Foreign Relations (1999, 2000, 2001):  Member of two study groups, US Policy in the Arab-Persian Gulf, Middle East Trade and Investment
  • Participant and Rapporteur to the UNESCO-Amar standing conference on relations between Islam and the West 1995-1999.
  • Member Columbia U. Seminar on the Middle East, Middle East Studies Association
  • Member Gulf 2000  

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