Currently working as the Head of the International Cooperation Center and Head of Languages Programs at Prince Saud AlFaisal Institute for Diplomatic Studies. A success track record; Transformed the International Cooperation Center to become a vibrant and essential part of the Institute. Created a vast network with international organizations and entities. Managed to secure strategic partnerships that ensures a lasting impression on all parties. Such as the Diplomatic Academy Vienna. In addition, spear headed the development of the languages programs in improving capabilities in language proficiency testing of English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese and Japanese in cooperation with diplomatic missions in the kingdom.
Areas of Expertise
▪ Strategic Alliances ▪ Networking
▪ Development of Innovation Led Processes ▪ Strategic Planning
▪ Executing business plans ▪ Monitoring and Implementing Plans
▪ Conduct and Steer Studies ▪ Training & Organizational Development ▪ Ensure adequate coordination and information sharing
The University of Kansas, Lawrence — PhD, Linguistics 2015
King Saud University, Riyadh — BA, Translation - English 2001
The Acquisition of Negation in Najdi Arabic 2015
Analysis of Pronunciation Errors of Saudi ESL Learners 2008
Learning a foreign language is a never-ending journey
The Diplomat 2018
Prince Saud Al Faisal Institute for Diplomatic Studies (IDS), Riyadh — Assistant Professor of Linguistics
2015 - PRESENT
Head of International Cooperation Unit
Promoting the Institute, seeking areas of cooperation with similar entities and organizations, supervising the processes of initiating and eventually signing MOU’s and Cooperation Programs, providing consultations to the Director General on potential areas of cooperation and providing feedback to approaching organizations.
Managed to secure a strategic partnership with The Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and The Delegation of the European Union in Riyadh.
Head of Languages Department
Responsible for the curriculum leadership and direction and management of staff and resources for the Languages department. Conduct research on Language acquisition, teach English to Diplomats & other government bodies and develop English language program.
Provide academic instruction and training. Organizing workshops, symposiums, conferences & forums.
Schweglar Elementary, Lawrence KS — Vice Chair
Provide advice and counsel to the school in student learning, education programs, school improvement planning, accreditation issues, evaluating state, district, and school site performance and objectives.
The University of Kansas, Lawrence KS - Organizer
Participation in organization of the 5th Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition- North America Conference (GALANA5).
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL - Instructor
Taught Arabic and Linguistics as a less-common language at the Department of Linguistics in SIUC for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners.
Prince Saud Al Faisal Institute for Diplomatic Studies, Riyadh — Committee Member & Organizer
The Development of Languages Program Committee was organized to promote the functionality of the English, French and Spanish programs at PSAIDS. The committee surveyed curriculum, teachers, hours of instruction and facilities.
King Abdulaziz Military Academy, Riyadh — English Lecturer
Elementary to advanced English language teaching.
Saudi Press Agency, Riyadh — News Editor & Translator
Arabic to English & English to Arabic translator and news editor.
PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCES, COURSES AND SEMINARS
2020 The European Union Delegate to the Kingdom, Mr. Mikkeli Servon Dorso
Dominic Munner, Ambassador of Belgium to the Kingdom
The Role of Diplomacy in Time of Crisis – Virtual workshop
The American-Chinese polarization and its repercussions on the Arab Gulf region – Closed workshop
2019 The Middle East: A French perspective
Executive Director, Gulf and Middle East - Washington School of Protocol
Economic Diplomacy Symposium in the United Arab Emirates
Europe and the major countries in its Middle East neighborhood
Director of the Gulf Research Office in Geneva d. Christian Koch
Dean of the Fletcher College of Law and Diplomacy at Taft University
Sweden's special envoy to the Horn of Africa, Ambassador Urban Anderson
2018 The Saudi - French relations
Gulf-KU relations in shadow of Brexit
The rapid Developments in the ME & the Future of SA-US Relations
The Canadian Perspective of the Yemeni Crisis
The Current Situation in the Middle East from an European Perspective
The Arab summit between reality and ambitions
The fourth Saudi-Chinese relations workshop in Beijing
Saudi-Chinese relations from a regional and international perspective
Investment and economic opportunities between Saudi Arabia and India
2012 The 5th Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition- North America Conference (GALANA5).