Julia Choucair Vizoso

Non-resident Senior Fellow - Director of Environmental Programme
Arab Reform Initiative Team

Julia Choucair Vizoso is a Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Arab Reform Initiative and Director of our Programme on Sustainable and Inclusive Environmental Policy in the MENA Region. She is also editor and translator at the Beirut-based independent media organization The Public Source, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Elcano Royal Institute in Madrid. She holds a PhD in Political Science from Yale University and an M.A. in Arab Studies/B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. She has served as Vice-Chair of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley (2016-19), Fellow at Stanford University (2014-16), and as Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington D.C., where she was also Editor-in-Chief of the bilingual monthly Sada.