Waleed Alhariri heads the New York office of the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies (SCSS) and the center’s US-based operations generally. His work includes advising the international diplomatic community, UN agencies and INGOs on key Yemen-related policy issues. Alhariri leads the center’s US-based research and project development, and authors the monthly report “Yemen at the UN”, which assesses the efforts of the UN Security Council and the international community in relation to the Yemen crisis. Alhariri is also a Carnegie New Leader at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.
Prior to SCSS, Waleed worked with the International Peace Institute in supporting the development of the Arab Forum for Citizenship in Transition project, was a researcher and monitor of political and human rights developments with Human Rights Watch following Yemen’s 2011 uprising, and was a member of the International Constitutional Court Project Ad Hoc Committee, chaired by former Tunisian President Dr. Moncef Marzouki.
Waleed holds a B.A. in political science and human rights from Hunter College, with a concentration in international relations and international human rights law. The primary focus of his studies was the constitutional design and transitional justice processes in his native Yemen.