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It's easy to get me elated — talk to me about economics, politics, or policy in Syria or New Zealand over a cup of black coffee. I'd enjoy the chat even more if we both knew how little we generally know and how systematically biased we can be.
I'm Syrian, and I live in New Zealand. I hold a PhD in Economics and currently work as an independent consultant on Syria. I am also the Syria Program Manager at the Observatory of Economic and Political Networks and a Non-Resident Scholar at the Middle East Institute. Prior to that, I worked as the Research Director of the Operations and Policy Center, a Senior Analyst at the New Zealand Treasury and as a Senior Lecturer on Middle East Politics at Massey University.
For my services, click here. For media inquiries, click here. To view past and upcoming events, click here. Otherwise, I'd love to stay in touch! I usually tweet in English and post on Facebook in Arabic.