P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Tarek Ghani, 2010

Chief Economist & Program Director, Future of Conflict, International Crisis Group

Tarek Ghani is the child of immigrants from Afghanistan and Lebanon

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a PhD in Business Administration at University of California, Berkeley

As Chief Economist, Tarek Ghani leads Crisis Group’s analysis of economic issues and oversees the adoption of cutting-edge research methods. As Future of Conflict Program Director, he directs Crisis Group’s work on the Economics of Conflict, Technology & Warfare, and Climate Change & Conflict.

Tarek has spent nearly two decades working on conflict issues across academia, philanthropy and policy analysis. He is a Nonresident Fellow of the Brookings Institution's Global Economy and Development Program, an affiliate of the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project, and an affiliate of the International Growth Centre. He is an Assistant Professor of Strategy (on leave) at Washington University's Olin Business School. From 2006-2009, he oversaw grants on conflict prevention issues at the private foundation Humanity United. He has worked with the Center for Global Development, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the United States Institute of Peace, and the World Bank. He holds a PhD from UC Berkeley and a BS from Stanford University.

  • PhD Business Administration | University of California, Berkeley 2015
  • MS Business Administration | University of California, Berkeley 2012
  • BS Symbolic Systems | Stanford University 2004
Work History
  • International Crisis Group, Chief Economist & Program Director, Future of Conflict | January 2020 - PRESENT
  • Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis., Assistant Professor of Strategy
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