Mona is a Non-resident Fellow. She is a former Senior Legal Officer of both the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency. Among several special assignments, she also served as Legal Adviser to the Joint UN-OPCW Mission for the Destruction of the Syrian Chemical Weapons Programme. She is currently the Director of MAK LAW INTERNATIONAL – a strategic consulting service advising Governments and intergovernmental organizations – and an Affiliate of the Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict. She has a BA and an MA from Harvard University as well as a Masters in Foreign Service and a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University. Mona’s areas of expertise include public international law and the peace and security efforts of the UN Security Council including disarmament and non-proliferation sanctions as well as peacekeeping and counter-terrorism.