More Technology, Less Leadership

Episode 8,   Nov 29, 2019, 07:07 PM

EastWest Institute’s Kawa Hassan sets out why the Middle East will remain relevant in the coming years despite the rise of renewable forms of energy and shortcomings in world leadership. Listen now!

Kawa Hassan is vice-president of EastWest Institute’s Middle East and North Africa Program in Brussels where he leads diplomacy initiatives focused on trust-building, conflict prevention, and conflict resolution. Author and editor of numerous publications, Hassan is a frequent media commentator on Iraq, Syria, Kurdish politics and Middle East affairs. He has served on NATO missions and as a member of the Atlantic Council’s Task Force Report on the Future of Iraq. Prior to joining EastWest Institute, Hassan was a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut and a knowledge officer at Hivos in the Hague. He holds a Master of Science in International Relations from the University of Amsterdam and studied English and German at Al-Mustansiriya University in Baghdad.