Kamal brings a much needed regional focus to Plant for Peace, using his experience of work in Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and Pakistan to connect this project to the wider Middle East.
Kamal is a Fellow for Syrian Affairs at The Institute for Statecraft. He teaches various Middle Eastern armies at Staff Colleges regionally with a focus on Egypt, Syria and Turkey. Previously he worked at The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) London in the Defence Analysis Department. He has also worked on the Syria Programme at the Aspen Institute in Berlin.
Kamal holds a BA (Hons.) from the University of Durham in the Politics & History of the Middle East with Arabic. Kamal also studied Aramaic under UK's top Hebrew Professor Robert Hayward. Kamal also studied at Damascus University focusing on Syrian History and currently advises several Damascus and Deir ez-Zor based family offices.