School of Transnational Governance

Nicholas Noe

Fellowship period: 1 January 2020 - 31 March 2020

Nicholas Noe is currently a consultant with the Geneva-based Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue.

He is also the co-founder of the MENA political research conference The Exchange (www.thebeirutexchange.com) in 2008 as well as the news translation service Mideastwire.com in 2005. In 2016, he served as Regional Organizing Director for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign in Michigan where he managed the Get Out The Vote (GOTV) operation for the crucial areas of Wayne County and Dearborn City. 

Since 2005, Mr. Noe has regularly provided analysis and commentary for Al-Jazeera International, BBC and several US and European publications. He is the author of a 2009 White Paper for the New America and Century Foundations entitled: “Re-Imagining the Lebanon Track: Towards a New US Policy," the editor of the 2007 book "Voice of Hezbollah: The Statements of Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah," co-editor of the Heinrich Boell Foundation’s journal on the Middle East (Perspectives) from 2012-2015 and was a Visiting Fellow with the European Council on Foreign Relations in 2014.


Mr. Noe’s Op-Eds on the region have appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Foreign Affairs, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Foreign Policy Magazine, Asia Times, The National and The National Interest among other publications.

From 1999-2000, he worked for First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton as an opposition researcher during her successful United States Senate campaign and then went on to serve in local New York City government as a speechwriter for the President of the New York City Council and as a policy advisor on technology.

Mr. Noe currently lives between Beirut, Lebanon, where he co-founded the Coop D'Etat Rooftop, and Tunis, Tunisia, where he co-founded Villa 78.

He graduated Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University (1999) and later received his MPhil with honors from Cambridge University (International Relations, 2006), where was elected a scholar of Selwyn College.