Advisor, Political Communications and Conflict Resolution
Dr. Al Baharna is the former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and a former Minister of Health. He resigned in protest at the Govt. crackdown on medical staff, during the popular uprising in Bahrain. In 2008, he led Bahrain’s foreign policy team that presented to the United Nations Human Rights Council, the country’s first action plan presented at a global level, setting the norm for the Universal Periodic Review. He was then elected Deputy Vice Chairman of the Board of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Dr Al Baharna sits on the Advisory Board of the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy in Germany and also on the Advisory Board of the Borgen project. The Borgen Project is an innovative, national campaign that works with U.S. leaders to improve their response to the global poverty crisis. Dr. Al Baharna obtained his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Wales and served as Dean of Engineering and Vice President for Academic Programs and Research at the University of Bahrain.