Ambassador Husam S. Zomlot is currently the head of the Palestinian General Delegation to the United States. He also serves as a special envoy and strategic advisor to Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas. The Ambassador’s previous official roles include serving as Ambassador-at-large for the Palestinian presidency, and Charge de Affairs of the Palestinian mission to the United Kingdom. He was recently elected to the Fatah council and director of its foreign relations commission. Previously, he was professor of public policy at Birzeit University and co-founded and chaired the Birzeit School of Government. He held teaching and research positions at Harvard University and the University of London. His professional experience includes working as an economist for the United Nations, economic researcher at the London School of Economics and the Palestine Economic Policy Research Institute. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of London. He is married and has two children.