Lolwah R M Alkhater is the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the State of Qatar. Before her appointment as the Spokesperson, Lolwah joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Minister Plenipotentiary. Lolwah also served as the Director of Planning and Quality at Qatar Tourism Authority and as a Research Project Manager at Qatar Foundation. Besides the official capacity, Ms. Alkhater has been working as an independent policy analyst participating in conferences and multiple publications and she is the co-editor of “Policy-making in a Transformative State: the case of Qatar”, a book published by Palgrave Macmillan. Moreover, Lolwah worked as a part-time lecturer at Doha Institute for Graduate Studies and she is a Research Associate at The Oxford Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Forum at St. Antony’s College at the University of Oxford. Ms. Alkhater is also a board member at The Institute for Palestine Studies. Lolwah holds a Master’s of Science in Computing and a Master’s of Arts in Public Policy and she is a DPhil Candidate at the University of Oxford in the area of Oriental Studies looking at the question of Islam and Modernity in the context of the Arab Nahda (arab awakening).