University Service

University service includes the taking responsibilities in academic administration and expanding the universities' outreach and partnership.

Within Qatar University's Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) and the Department of International Affairs, I have been contributing to various standing and ad-hoc committees, including the following:
- Chair of the center's budget and facilities committee
- Chair of the center's research enabling and outreach committee
- Chair of the student success committee
- Membership in CSD committees such as: the engagement and activities committee, research enabling committee, ad-hoc committee for strategic planning, ad-hoc committee for faculty appraisal, several ad-hoc committees for specific research activities and conferences
- Membership in several college committees such as: activities and engagement committee, outreach committee, faculty recruitment committee, co-chairing the organization committee for the college first annual conference in 2018, organization committees of cross-department conferences
- Main organizer of large-scale events such as: a national conference on water-energy-food conference with Hamad Bin Khalifa University and College of the North Atlantic in 2017 or the main organizer of the Cologne-Doha Weeks for International Cooperation in 2019.

Within my previous employer, the ITT at TH-Koeln University of Applied Sciences in Germany, I have been engaged in several services including as an elected staff representative within the institute's executive board, a member of the curriculum development team for the new master programs or membership in different ad-hoc tasks for international cooperation.

Academic Service

Service to the academic profession is an integral part of my work as a scientist. My academic service include the following:
- Acting as reviewer for many journals such as: Applied Energy, Economics of Peace and Security, Energy Research and Social Sciences, Energy Strategy Reviews, Environmental Development, Journal of Hydrology, Journal of International Humanitarian Action, Water International, Development in Practice
- Acting as a guest editor for a special issue with the Journal Development in Practice titled "Transition towards sustainable development: a view from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region"
- Acting as a guest editor for a special issue with the Journal Frontiers in Water titled "(10 years) water-energy-food-nexus: towards knowledge synthesis, action prioritization and revitalization of security debates"
- Acting as a guest editor for a special issue with the Journal Siyasat Arabiya on water conflicts in the Middle East
- Memberships in professional academic networks such as the Centers for Natural Resources and Development, the European Political Science Association etc.


Service to community includes a range of activities towards the dissemination of research activities and increasing the impact on development policies. Some of the activities in this regard in include the following:
- Contributions to major policy related reports such as the Qatar's State of the Environment report of 2021 or the 2022 Report of the Task Force on Water Resources within the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East Climate Change Initiative
- Contribution of articles to policy think thanks such as the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center, the Middle East Institute and the Bourse & Bazaar Foundation, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) or Future Earth
- Participation as a panelist in public events organized by UNESCO, the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies and others
- Juror in national conferences such as the Youth Conference of the Ministry of Education of 2018
- Organization of seminars for internationals students with the Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung or the Evangelische Studierende Gemeinde in Koeln

For more information, please consult my pages on Engagement and Teaching