Khaled Mansour

Non-resident Senior Fellow
Arab Reform Initiative Team

Khaled Mansour has 30 years of experience in human rights, humanitarian aid, development, peacekeeping, journalism, and communication. He has worked with civil society, academic, media and international organizations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and North America. He has led large, multicultural teams at global, regional and national levels including in complex emergency situations at the UN Headquarters in New York and in various countries and regions.  His knowledge and experience of global issues and organizations includes work in post-conflict situations and countries in transition, including South Africa (1994-1995), Afghanistan (2000-2002), Iraq (2003), Lebanon (2006), Sudan (2008-2010), and currently in the MENA region.


After ten years of journalism in Egypt, South Africa and the USA, he spent 13 years at the UN, then in 2013 moved to Cairo to become the executive director of Egypt’s leading human rights organization, Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights.


Since 2015, he has been a full-time independent writer and an adjunct professor on humanitarian aid, human rights and peacekeeping.


He holds degrees in Engineering, Archaeology, Sociology and International Relations. He has published three books and many articles and papers in academic journals and mass media. He is fluent in English and Arabic. His writings are available at