Ghassan Elkahlout
Assistant Professor, Head of Program

Head of the MA Program in Conflict Management and Humanitarian Action at the Doha Graduate Institute, PhD in post-war reconstruction and development studies from York University, UK. His specialized experience covering two decades of work includes the areas of humanitarian response, post-war early recovery and capacity building. In addition to his work in various professional locations in Switzerland and the United Kingdom, he worked in other countries torn by wars and disasters such as Palestine, Iraq and Yemen. He has worked in international organizations such as the United Nations, the International Federation of Red Crescent Societies, Islamic Relief Worldwide and the Humanitarian Forum in the United Kingdom. He led and was a member of emergency humanitarian response teams in Iraq, Palestine, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Libya and Jordan. He delivered training courses in the fields of humanitarian response, disaster management, post-war early recovery and post-war reconstruction


PhD in Architecture (Post-war Reconstruction and Development), University of York


Arabic and English​​

​Research Interests

Post-War Reconstruction, Humanitarian Action.

​Teaching Interests

Humanitarian action.

Post-war Reconstruction.

Refugees and forced migration. 

Taught Courses

  • Ethical and legal aspects of Humanitarianism

  • Studying humanitarian policy and practice.

  • Post war Reconstruction and Development.

  • Foundation Course.

Work Placement. 

    •                    Barakat, Sultan, Ghassan Elkahlout, and Tim Jacoby. "The reconstruction of housing in Palestine 1993–2000:  a case study from the Gaza strip." Housing Studies 19, no. 2 (2004): 175-192

                             Barakat, Sultan, Ghassan Elkahlout. "Lessons Learned from Post-Conflict Recovery: Towards the Unification of Arab Efforts." Siyasat  Arabiya 30, (Jan. 2018): 24-39. (Arabic)

                            Barakat, Sultan, Sansom Milton, and Ghassan Elkahlout. "The Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism: Old Wine in New Bottlenecks." Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding 12, no. 2 (April 2018): 208- 227

                      Elkahlout, Ghassan. "Reviewing the Interactions between Conflict and Demographic Trends in the Occupied Palestinian Territories: The Case of the Gaza Strip." Journal of Sustainable

      Development 11, no. 3 (May, 2018): 212-222

               Elkahlout, Ghassan "The Impact  of  the  Gulf  Crisis  on  the  Qatari  Humanitarian  Action." Insaniyat Journal of Islam and Humanities, V.2 No. 2 (May, 2018) 177 - 190 (Arabic)

                              Elkahlout, Ghassan. "Challenges and Opportunities for Refugees in Host Countries: Jordan as a Case Study." Siyasat Arabiya 38, (May, 2019): 50-62. (Arabic)

                                Barakat, Sultan, Sansom Milton, and  Ghassan Elkahlout. "The Impact of the Gulf Crisis on Qatar's Humanitarian Sector." Disasters 44, no. 1 (January, 2020): 63-84

                            Elkahlout, Ghassan. "Post-Conflict Housing Reconstruction In The Gaza Strip: A Case Study of Agency-Driven Housing in Sheikh Hamad City " International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis (July, 2019)

                               Barakat, Sultan, Sansom Milton, and Ghassan Elkahlout. "Reconstruction under Siege: The Gaza Strip since 2007." Disasters Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print (July, 2019)

                            Elkahlout, Ghassan. "'Hearts and Minds': Examining the Kuwaiti Humanitarian Model as an Emerging  Arab Donor." Asian Journal of Middle Eastern And Islamic Studies.(February. 2020)

                           Elkahlout, Ghassan, Kareem Elgibali "From Theory to Practice: A Study of Remotely Managed  Localized Humanitarian Action in Syria." Journal of Peacebuilding and Development

                         Adam-Bradford, A., Elkahlout, G., Byrne, R., & Rahman, M. (2020). Stabilisation agriculture: reviewing an emerging concept with case studies from Afghanistan and Iraq. CAB Reviews, 42, 1-10.

                          Elkahlout, Ghassan. "Shrinking the Humanitarian Space in Gaza Strip under Siege: Case Study." Siyasat Arabiya 45, (November 2020) (Arabic)


                                Elkahlout, Ghassan. Humanitarian Action: Reality and Challenges. Doha: Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies


Tel: +974 40356965

Mail Address

Ghassan Elkahlout

Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

School of Social Sciences and Humanities 

P.O.Box: 200592 

Doha, Qatar