Mr. Nabeel A. Khoury , a senior Foreign Service Officer with the rank of Minister Counselor, was until recently the Director of the Near East South Asia Office of the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR). Previously, from 2007-08, he was the Department of State Chair at the U.S. Marine War College at Quantico. Overseas, Dr Khoury has served most recently as Deputy Chief of Mission in Yemen (2004-07), Deputy Director of the Media Outreach Centre in London (2002-04), and Consul General in Morocco (1994-97). In 2003, During the Iraq war, he served as Department spokesperson at CENTCOM in Doha and later in Baghdad. Before his Foreign Service career, he was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the College Saint Rose in Albany, NY and earlier as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Jordan, Amman. During his years in academe, Dr Khoury published a number of articles in such journals as The Middle East Journal, Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, and The International Journal of Middle East Studies on issues of leadership and development in the Arab world. Nabeel's education includes a B.A. from the American University of Beirut, a Masters and Ph.D. from the State University of New York in Albany in International Relations and Comparative Government.