Charles D. Adwan is a consultant on issues of governance, leadership development, and political and economic reform. He has completed a Mid-Career Masters in Public Administration at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he focused on adaptive leadership. Previously, Charles was governance specialist at the World Bank’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Vice Presidency for over five years. In addition to being on the editorial team of MENA’s regional newsletter, “Governance News and Notes”, he led the work on governance and anti-corruption in Lebanon and the governance dialogue in Syria. he was part of the core team that conducted the consultations, in the MENA region, around the World Bank’s Governance and Anti-Corruption strategy. Between 2001 and 2005, Charles was the Founding Executive Director of the Lebanese Transparency Association (TI-Lebanon). He also played a key role in the establishment of several national, regional and global networks, such as the Arab Region Parliamentarians Against Corruption (ARPAC) and the Lebanon Corporate Governance Task Force (LCGTF). He conducted research and published on many issues such as pluralism and civil society, freedom of information, nepotism, electoral reform, and corruption in post-war reconstruction.