Kelly Petillo is the programme coordinator for Middle East and North Africa at the European Council on Foreign Relations.
Her experience stems from roles at various human rights and humanitarian INGOs and UN agencies in Europe and the Middle East, including Crisis Action, the International Crisis Group and the UN agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA). In the past, Kelly carried out research on the impact of the war in Syria on Palestinian refugees since its outbreak in 2011. She also spent time in Lebanon, where she helped convening youth-led events to promote the rights of refugees and migrant workers in the country. Kelly is a member of the OSCE Women Peace Leadership programme.