Waleed Alhariri heads the New York office of the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies, from where he heads the center’s US-based operations generally, including research and project development, and authors the Sana’a Center’s monthly report “Yemen at the UN”. He is also a fellow-in-residence at Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, and a board adviser at the Carnegie New Leaders program at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.
Waleed previously 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 BA 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 Yemen.