Almuntaser Albalawi is a Researcher for the Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone (ME WMDFZ) Project. Prior to joining UNIDIR, Almuntaser was a doctoral researcher in the International Security Department at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), the largest peace research institute in Germany. Before PRIF, Almuntaser worked at the Royal Scientific Society in Jordan, where he led the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Threat Office and served as a senior staff scientist at the Biosafety and Biosecurity Center.
Almuntaser has a bachelor of science degree in nuclear engineering and a master’s degree in international relations and conflict resolution. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in political science with a focus on Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) studies.
He speaks Arabic and English.