Dr. Neil Quilliam is an Associate Fellow with the Middle East and North Africa
(MENA) Programme at Chatham House. He was Director of Chatham House’s Future
Dynamics in the Gulf project (2017-2019), previously directed its Syria and Its
Neighbours policy initiative (2015-2017); he is also CEO of Castlereagh Associates.
Before joining Chatham House 2014, Neil served as Senior MENA Energy Adviser at
the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Senior Analyst at Control Risks,
London, and Senior Programme Officer at the United Nations University, Amman. Neil
has lived in Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates, and has travelled
extensively around the MENA region, working on a variety of development, education
and research projects. He has published a number of books and articles on international
relations and political economy of Syria, Jordan, Iraq and the Gulf Cooperation Council
states. Neil was the first recipient of the Prince of Wales and King Faisal Foundation
Scholarship in 1998. He received his PhD in International Relations from the University
of Durham in 1997.