Tareq Helou holds a Master’s Degree in International Administration and Global Governance from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, where he focussed on peace and conflict resolution. His thesis concentrated on the role of inputs of violence for bargaining in peace negotiations during the current Syrian conflict. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil, with an emphasis on development studies and integration between large developing economies, namely the BRICS.
Tareq also interned at the United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services (UNOMS) in New York. That greatly expanded his knowledge and interest in the UN system and he pursued several UN trainings on various topics, especially in treaties and documentation. He had the opportunity to attend multiple meetings during the 73rd Session of the General Assembly.
At UNU-CRIS, Tareq’s internship ran from March 2019 till early August 2019. He interned under the supervision of Madeleine Hosli and Andrew Dunn under the research program “The Changing Patterns in Global Governance”.