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Hagar Hajjar Chemali

Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

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International Affairs Building

Personal Details

Focus areas: Communications, strategic communications, media

Hagar Hajjar Chemali is a political satirist, commentator and writer, and communications professional. She is the host and creator of Oh My World!, an award-winning weekly world news show that delivers geopolitics and political satire tailored for Gen Z and young millennials. She is also a communications consultant focused on national security, counter-illicit finance, and business, and she is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s GeoEconomics Center. Hagar spent 12 years in the U.S. government working in various public affairs and policy-making positions, including as Spokesperson and Director of Communications for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, U.S. Treasury Spokesperson for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Director for Syria and Lebanon at the National Security Council, and Senior Policy Advisor for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes. Hagar writes and commentates on foreign policy and national security, and she and her work have been featured in The Washington Post, MSNBC, CNN, BBC, Bloomberg, and Cheddar. She is also a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Hagar received her BA in Political Science from Barnard College and her MA in International Affairs from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.


  • Master of International Affairs, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
  • Bachelor of Science, Barnard College