Hani Anouti is an affiliated professor at Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals and a consultant for several International Organizations and INGOs. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Spain, with a special focus on minorities, authoritarian regimes, and Middle Eastern studies. He has more than 17 years of professional experience with the United Nations and INGOs throughout the Middle East and Europe with an emphasis on development, humanitarian, and human rights topics. Moreover, he has gained 10 years of academic and teaching experience across universities in Lebanon and Spain. Hani is also a political activist and advisor for some political change movements in Lebanon and he frequently contributes through his articles to diverse Lebanese, national, and Arab regional, newspapers.