Albert Charara is a political scientist with experience in the fields of political analysis, conflict prevention and conflict resolution. Currently working at the Directorate of International Relations of the Barcelona Provincial Council, his professional activity has focused on the Euro-Mediterranean and Middle East regions. He has contributed to the success of political dialogue efforts in the Basque Country (Spain/France) and Kirkuk (Iraq) and has conducted qualitative research on the consequences of the Syrian humanitarian crisis in Lebanon and Iraq, among other projects. Albert obtained his MA in Conflict Studies and Human Rights from Utrecht University in 2017, and his BA in Political Science and Public Management from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2015. Publications

Recent publication authored by Albert include:

- Charara, Albert. (May 10, 2018). “Why Kirkuk matters. A Kirkuk-centric approach to Iraqi elections and the country’s most immediate challenges.”. Notes Internacionals CIDOB. Available here.

- Charara, Albert. (2016). "Líbano, país de acogida: cinco años después". Universitat de Barcelona/(UN)Protected: Working papers. Available here.

- Charara, Albert. (October 14, 2016). "Nuevas guerras, nueva seguridad humana, ¿nueva Siria?". World Economic Forum. Available here.

- Charara, Albert. (March 16, 2016). "Cobijados bajo el cedro: refugiados sirios en el Líbano". Passim: Ideas y Análisis Internaciona/Arabia Watch. Available here.