Dr. Nabil Al-Sharif is Executive Director of the Anna Lindh Foundation, the central institution and movement for intercultural dialogue across the Mediterranean. Former Senator, Ambassador and Minister for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Nabil Al-Sharif has extensive experience in public service and international cooperation. In the domain of media and communication, he held the post of Minister of Media Affairs, was Editor-in-Chief of Ad-Dustour Arabic daily newspaper, and is former Chair of the Jordanian Media Institute (JMI). Through his diplomatic work, he was nominated Jordan’s Ambassador to Morocco, Mauritania and Senegal. Dr Al-Sharif obtained his PhD and MA in English Literature from Indiana University in the US. He was also the cultural editor of a local Jordanian daily and wrote extensively both in Arabic and English on the need for enhancing and investing in inter-cultural and civil society dialogue.