Past event

Researching State and Non-State Actors as a Scholar-Activist in the MENA Region Dr Carmen Geha, American University of Beirut

The Institute of Middle East, Central Asia and Caucasus Studies presents Dr Carmen Geha, of the American University of Beirut, on ‘Researching State and Non-State Actors as a Scholar-Activist in the MENA Region' as part of the MECACS Seminar Series.

Carmen Geha is a Tenured Associate Professor of Public Administration, Leadership, and Organizational Development at the American University of Beirut (AUB).

She is also a co-founder Research Associate at the Center for Inclusive Business & Leadership (CIBL) for women, which serves as a focal point for advancing inclusive employer practices, policies, and national strategies for women's participation and representation in the MENA region. Her research examines the nexus between politics and public institutions with a focus on the politics and policies of inclusion/exclusion around: women's political and economic participation, refugee crisis, and civil society and protest movements.

Dr Geha is a political activist and an advocate of gender equity and refugee protection. She has contributed to establishing local and regional coalitions for access to information, women's representation, electoral reform, and freedom of expression. Following the Beirut port explosion, Carmen co-founded Khaddit Beirut (the shake-up), a network of more than 200 experts and activists engaged in a community-driven sustainable and inclusive roadmap for recovery.

In addition to her academic track, Dr Geha has several years of expert practitioner experience having worked as a consultant and adviser to international organisations, UN agencies, and government institutions in Myanmar, Tunisia, Libya, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Lebanon. She is currently a non-resident fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations.

To register for this event, please email [email protected]. The event will take place on the MECACS Events MS Team channel.