Mohamed Husein Gaas

Board member

Dr Mohamed Husein Gaas is a fellow in Development Studies and a guest lecturer for the International Relations and International Development Studies M.Sc. programs at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). He has previously been a fellow at the Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies, and has worked at the International Peace Institute (PRIO) and the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR), all in Oslo, Norway.

He is the author and co-author of various books, articles, and reports on topics ranging from piracy, diaspora, and the repatriation of funds, to peace and state building. Gaas has been widely used as an expert commenter and has provided commentary for Al Jazeera; the Associated Press; Voice of America; Norwegian newspapers Aftenposten, Dagbladet, and VG; and the Norwegian broadcasting companies NRK and TV2; as well as a number of leading East African and Somali media outlets.

Gaas has been a member of the board of Human Rights House Foundation since 2016.