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Marwan M. Kraidy

Marwan M. Kraidy is a scholar of global communication and an authority on Arab media, culture, and politics. An award-winning author and Andrew Carnegie Fellow, Kraidy’s research centers around the relationship between culture and geopolitics, theories of identity and modernity, and global media systems and industries. He is also an expert on the Middle East and fluent in Arabic.

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Joint Advisory Board

Kathleen Hagerty

Provost, Northwestern University

His Excellency Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari

Qatar State Minister with rank of Deputy Prime Minister

His Excellency Hassan Abdullah Al Thawadi

Secretary General, Supreme Committee on Legacy and Delivery

Ahmad M. Hasnah

President, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar Foundation

Rami G. Khouri

Professor of journalism, American University of Beirut; non-resident senior fellow, Harvard Kennedy School

Geneva Overholser

Editor, news leader, educator and former ombudsman of the Washington Post

Samir Mayekar

President of the Northwestern University Alumni Association; co-founder and CEO of NanoGraf Corporation

Yaser Bishr

Executive Director of Digital, Al Jazeera Media Network

Stephanie Mills Graham

Vice President and General Counsel, Northwestern University

Mayan Zebeib

Chief Communication Officer, Qatar Foundation (ex officio member)

Marwan M. Kraidy

Dean and Chief Executive Officer, Northwestern University in Qatar 

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