Mina Al-Oraibi

Mina Al-Oraibi  is an Iraqi-British journalist and analyst. She is a 2015 Yale World Fellow. Before starting her fellowship at Yale, Mina was the Assistant Editor-in-Chief of Asharq Alawsat, the international Arab-language daily, for close to four years. She has written extensively on U.S. and European policies in the Middle East, covered diplomatic affairs of the region, in addition to conducting high profile interviews including with U.S. President Barack Obama, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi. Al-Oraibi has contributed to numerous publications and is a frequent guest on television and radio news programs, including on BBC, CNN and AlJazeera. Al-Oraibi is a Special Advisor to the Global Dignity Day Movement and a member of the Global Agenda Council on the Middle East and the International Media Council. She was named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2009. She completed her Bachelors of Arts (Honours) and Masters of Arts in Modern History from University College London.