HE Dr. Shaikh Abdulla bin Ahmed Al Khalifa is the chairman of the board of trustees at the Bahrain Centre for Strategic, International and Energy Studies, in addition to serving as undersecretary for international affairs at the ministry of foreign affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain, a post he has held since August 2015.
Shaikh Abdulla was previously director general for external communications at the Information Affairs Authority and played a pivotal role in drawing up and implementing a strategy for strengthening the country’s national communications and public engagement.
Shaikh Abdulla holds a PhD in international relations and diplomacy from the École des Hautes Études Internationales, France. In 2008, he earned a Master of Law (LLM) from Queen Mary College, University of London, UK, focusing on negotiation and mediation. He also holds a diploma in political development (Honors) from the Bahrain Institute for Political Development, and a Bachelor of Law (LLB) (Honours) from the Applied Science University, Jordan.