Carmen Geha

Non-Resident Senior Fellow

Carmen Geha is a political activist and organizer with extensive experience in collective mobilizing, international advocacy, and coalition building for social justice, political accountability, gender equality, and refugee protection. Carmen is a faculty member in the Masters Program on Migration and a Senior Member in the Inter-disciplinary Research Group on Migration (GRITIM) in Pompeu Fabra University in Spain. She is recipient of the Maria Zambrano Spanish government award for international scholarly talent. Carmen specializes in policies of inclusion and exclusion with expertise in refugee policies, gender inequalities, and social movements.

Prior to joining GRITIM, she was a tenured Associate Professor of Public Administration, Leadership, and Organizational Development at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and a co-founding member, as well as Director of Communications, at the Center for Inclusive Business and Leadership (CIBL) for Women at the Olayan School of Business in AUB, twice awarded by AACSB as Innovations that Inspire. Carmen is also Founding Director of the “Education for Leadership in Crisis” scholarship program for Afghan Women at AUB (2018-2020).

Carmen has received the Fullbright award as a visiting scholar at Harvard University, the Mellon Grant as a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study, and the Brown International Research grant as a Visiting Scholar at the Watson Institute in Brown University.

Carmen is also a strategy and policy consultant with 15+ years’ experience advising international organizations, UN agencies, governments, philanthropic organizations, and civil society organizations on governance issues.