Letters and Politics

The Current Israel-Hamas Deal and the Future of the Palestinian People

Guest: Dr. Sultan Barakat is a Professor of Public Policy at Qatar Foundation’s Hamad Bin Khalifa University and an Honorary Professor at the University of York.   Dr. Barakat has written extensively on issues of conflict resolution, humanitarian response, state building and post-conflict recovery and transition.

Professor Barakat founded the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies and directed it between 2016 and 2022. Previously, he served as the Director of Research at the Brookings Institutions Doha Center. At the University of York, he founded and led the Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit between 1993 and 2019.

His book ‘After the Conflict: Reconstruction and Development in the Aftermath of War’, published by IB Tauris, was reprinted twice, in 2005 and 2010. He has also written books on the reconstruction of both Afghanistan and Iraq. His most recent book, ‘Understanding Influence: The Use of State building Research in British Policy’ was published by Ashgate in 2014.