Faris Al-Sulayman is a research fellow at the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic studies in Riyadh, and a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics, where his research focuses on the political economies and energy transitions of the Arab Gulf states. Al-Sulayman is also a Co-Founder and Executive Director at Haala Energy, a solar installer and developer working at the commercial and industrial scale in Saudi Arabia. 

In the recent past Al-Sulayman has held research posts at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Human Rights Watch, and Georgetown University.

BSc, International Politics, The Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
MSc, Comparative Politics, The London School of Economics and Political Science
PhD Candidate, International Development, The London School of Economics and Political Science

Countries of Expertise
Saudi Arabia, GCC

Issues of Expertise
Political Economy of GCC, Energy Transitions, State Capitalism, State-owned Enterprises, Renewable Energy Policy, Green Industrial Policy 

Arabic, English

Contact Information

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Twitter Handle: @FarisAlSulayman