Dr. Carmen Geha is an activist, scholar, and consultant with more than 15 years’ experience working for international organizations across the MENA region with expertise in governance and institutional reform. She is currently a senior member at the Inter-disciplinary Research Group on Migration at Pompeu Fabra University in Spain, and has been awarded the prestigious Maria Zambrano fellowship by the Catalan government. She was also a tenured associate professor at American University in Beirut and co-founding member of the Center for Inclusive Business and Leadership for Women at the Olayan School of Business. She has been the recipient of multiple research grants from international organizations such as the European Union, U.S. Department of State, and Norwegian Research Council. She is the author of a book on civil society and political reform in Lebanon and Libya and has published multiple peer-reviewed articles on a broad range of topics in the MENA region. Carmen has been recipient of the Fulbright visiting scholar award at Harvard University and the Mellon grant fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study.