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Tarek Ghani

Chief Economist & Program Director, Future of Conflict
Washington, D.C.

Crisis Group Role

As Chief Economist, Tarek Ghani leads Crisis Group’s analysis of economic issues and oversees the adoption of cutting-edge research methods. As Future of Conflict Program Director, he directs Crisis Group’s work on the Economics of Conflict, Technology & War, and Climate Change & Conflict.

Professional Background

Tarek Ghani has spent nearly two decades working on conflict issues across academia, philanthropy and policy analysis. He is a Nonresident Fellow of the Brookings Institution's Global Economy and Development Program, an affiliate of the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project, and an affiliate of the International Growth Centre. He is an Assistant Professor of Strategy (on leave) at Washington University's Olin Business School. From 2006-2009, he oversaw grants on conflict prevention issues at the private foundation Humanity United. He has worked with the Center for Global Development, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the United States Institute of Peace, and the World Bank. He holds a PhD from UC Berkeley and a BS from Stanford University.