Member of Council
Jawad Iqbal


Jawad Iqbal is visiting senior fellow in the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics.

His main interests are foreign policy and politics. He has an extensive background in policy analysis developed over the course of a thirty-year career with BBC News. 

Jawad started as a trainee in radio, before going on to work as a producer and editor on a number of flagship news and current affairs programmes. 

During his career in television, Jawad has worked across news shows, including Breakfast and Newsnight, as well as editing the One, Six and Ten O'Clock News.

He has been a senior editor on BBC World and the BBC News Channel. He served as the multimedia editor for the BBC Newsroom, chairing the daily editorial conference, with overall editorial responsibility for sensitive and complex editorial decisions across the entire range of BBC News programming.

In his last role before leaving the BBC, Jawad served as editor of insight and analysis, with responsibility for commissioning explanatory journalism of major news events for the BBC website. 

Since leaving the BBC, his work has been published in The Times and Financial Times.