Sultan Barakat

Director, Centre for Conflict & Humanitarian Studies; Honorary Professor, University of York,

Sultan Barakat is the founder and director of the renowned and leading Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies. He is also a Professor at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies and an Honorary Professor in the Department of Politics at the University of York, where he founded the Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit. He previously served as a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Center for Middle East Policy and as the Director of Research at the Brookings Doha Center.

Barakat specialises in conflict management, post-conflict recovery and transition, and humanitarian response. He guides various government institutions like the UN, World Bank, European Union, Department for International Development (DFID), International Labour Organization, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

He was a founding Expert Panel Member of the Global Peace Index 2008-2014) and is part of the Advisory Board of the Humanitarian Policy Group at the Overseas Development Institute, a member of the joint Economic and Social Research Council, and DFID’s Commissioning Panel for research on poverty reduction.