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Safwan Masri

Dean, Georgetown Univeristy in Qatar
Safwan M. Masri is Dean of Georgetown University in Qatar and Distinguished
 Professor of the Practice at Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service.
 Prior to joining Georgetown, Professor Masri was Executive Vice President for
 Global Centers and Global Development at Columbia University, and a Senior
 Research Scholar at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. He
 joined Columbia University in 1988 as a member of the faculty of Columbia
 Business School, and served as Vice Dean from 1993-2005. He previously taught
 engineering at Stanford University and was a visiting professor at INSEAD (Institut
 Européend’Administration des Affaires) in France. Masri is the author of Tunisia:
 An Arab Anomaly (Columbia University Press, 2017). He is a lifetime member of
 the Council on Foreign Relations and an honorary fellow of the Foreign Policy
 Association. Masri is also a trustee of International College, serves as a director of
 AMIDEAST and Endeavor Jordan. He was founding chairman of King’s Academy
 and the Queen Rania Teacher Academy, and served as an advisor to Her Majesty
 Queen Rania Al Abdullah.