Qutaiba Idlbi is Syria Fellow at the International Center for Transitional Justice, researching the framework of political imprisonment in Syria.
His past research experiences include researching refugee entrepreneurship markets in Jordan and Turkey with Building Markets, analyzing security policy in the Middle East at the Global Policy Institute, and developing governance and security atmospheric reports for the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command with Pechter Polls and for USAID’s Office of Transitional Initiatives with Caerus Associates.
Qutaiba was also Co-Founder and Vice President of People Demand Change (PDC), where he managed and evaluated governance, civil society strengthening, and peacebuilding programs in Syria, Yemen, and Lebanon.
He currently serves as a board member for multiple organizations providing educational support for Syria’s displaced.
Bachelor’s in political science from Columbia University
Associate’s degree in finance and banking, Damascus University
Issues of Expertise
Non-state actors, Political Economy, Countering Violent Extremism, Refugees, Political Imprisonment