Alaa Tartir is the Program Director of Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network. Tartir is also a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland, and a Visiting Scholar at Utrecht University’s Department of History and Art History, The Netherlands. Tartir previously served as Researcher in International Development Studies at the London School of Economics (LSE), where he earned his PhD. He also served as a Senior Research Associate and Fellow at Palestine Economic Policy Research Institute (MAS), the Bisan Center for Research and Development, and the Palestinian American Research Center (PARC). Tartir has received several awards, including the Swiss Government’s Academic Excellence Scholarship and the LSE’s award for Global Politics.