Dr. Carmen Geha is an Associate Professor of Public Administration, Leadership and Organizational Development at the American University of Beirut. Carmen is a founding member of the Center for Inclusive Business and Leadership (CIBL) for Women, a regional force for reading gender-inclusive employers in the Arab Middle East and North Africa. Carmen’s research expertise explores the nexus of politics and political institutions performance. She specializes in inclusive policies, crisis, and questions of representation. Carmen studies women’s economic and political participation, refugee policies, and protest movements in the Arab region. She has held visiting research positions at the Watson Institute in Brown University, Weatherhead Center at Harvard University, and the Institute for Advanced Study. In addition to her academic track, Carmen has advised governments, UN agencies and international organizations on a range of political and public policy issues. She is a co-founder and Deputy Director of Khaddit Beirut (the shake-up), a network of 150+ experts working on a community-driven roadmap for recovery following the Beirut explosion on August 4th. Carmen’s research has been funded by the Norweigan Research Council, the US State Department, and the European Union. She currently oversees research and programming in 11 Arab MENA countries, with a focus on women’s access to dignified employment.