Antoun Issa is a journalist and commentator on Middle Eastern affairs, with a particular focus on civil society and the role of gender-based movements in transforming Arab society and politics. Antoun spent more than three years in Beirut at the height of the Arab Spring as news editor for Al-Monitor, and two years in a full-time capacity at the Middle East Institute. He currently works as a communications strategist at Atlantic 57 — the consulting division of The Atlantic — and continues to write on Middle Eastern and LGBT+ issues for a number of media outlets, including The GuardianThe Washington Post, and Foreign Policy, among others. He holds a Masters in international affairs from the Australian National University and a Bachelors in media studies from La Trobe University. On Twitter: @antissa

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