I am an Associate Professor of Public Policy at Qatar University and currently working on issues ranging from water resources management to sustainability transitions in the Middle East and Africa. Connected to these topics, I was involved in research projects on Yemen, the Gulf region, East Africa, and Jordan. Previously, I was researching and lecturing at the Institute for Technology and Resource Management (ITT) at Technical University Köln, Germany.
AGYA is an excellent platform to conduct and promote impactful research on issues relevant to scientific collaboration between Arab countries and Germany.
As an AGYA member, I am eager to conduct interdisciplinary research towards a better understanding of needed actions for a just and sustainable transition in the Arab region.
I believe that the solutions for ensuring sustainability in consumption and resource use in Arab countries are not only technical – they necessitate knowledge co-generation and science collaboration, including Germany and the Arab countries.
|2022 - today
|Associate Professor of Public Policy at Qatar University, Qatar
|Research Excellence Award in Social Sciences and Humanities, Qatar University, Qatar
|2016 - 2022
|Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Qatar University, Qatar
|2011 - 2016
|Senior Researcher at Cologne University Applied Sciences (TH Köln), Germany
|Master of Arts in Sociology, University of Hagen, Germany
|2008 - 2013
|Dissertation (Dr. rer. pol.) at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Heidelberg University, Germany
|2004 - 2008
|Magister Artium in Political Sciences , Heidelberg University, Germany
|Diplom in Economics, Heidelberg University, Germany
On a personal note
Must read in my discipline:
Governing the Commons by Elinor Ostrom
They Die as Strangers (يموتون غرباء – محمد عبد الوالي) by Mohammad Abdul-Wali
The scientist from my country you should know:
Motahar Al-Iryani (1933-2016), History and Anthropology