Laith Kubba

Director, Sr. Program Officer, MENA, National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, DC

Laith Kubba has been a senior director for Middle East and North Africa programs at the National Endowment for Democracy since 1999. In 2005, he served as a senior advisor to Iraqi Prime Minister and as a spokesman for the Iraqi government. He was formerly director of international relations at the Al-Khoei Foundation in London, a global charity and faith-based endowment, and founded the International Forum for Islamic Dialogue, a London-based network of liberal Muslim activists and intellectuals. He regularly contributes in global media talks on democratization in the Middle East and North Africa, Islam and democracy, and politics in Iraq. Dr. Kubba holds a B.A. from the University of Baghdad, Iraq, and a Ph.D. from the University of Wales, UK.