Dr. Sara Chehab is a Senior Research Fellow at the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy (AGDA), specializing in gender and diplomacy. In addition, she teaches courses on International Economics, Political Economy, Comparative Politics and Global Contemporary Affairs and offers executive training courses in economic diplomacy, gender studies, and women, peace and security (WPS).
Prior to this role, Dr Chehab was Assistant Professor at Zayed University in Dubai, where she received a Teaching Excellence Award in 2014.
Dr Chehab’s research interests revolve around gender and diplomacy and women in foreign policy. She is the author of the annual Women in Diplomacy Index, a unique index that tracks the percentage share of women ambassadors in over 40 countries. Her published works include the article, Social Networks and News: The Case of Emirati Women in Dubai and several opinion pieces in leading newspapers.
Dr Chehab received her PhD in Political Science and International Relations, from the University of Delaware in the US. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science and International Relations from the same university, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy from the Lebanese American University (LAU), in Lebanon.