MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA


Experts

Julien Barnes-Dacey

Director, Middle East and North Africa programme
Languages: English, Arabic, French
Areas of Expertise: Middle East; Syria; Lebanon; Jordan; Iraq

Cinzia Bianco

Visiting Fellow
Languages: Italian and English (fluent), French, Spanish and Arabic (conversational)
Areas of Expertise: The Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf region, European relations with the Gulf countries.

Amel Boubekeur

Visiting Fellow
Languages: English, French, Arabic
Areas of Expertise: Maghreb politics (Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco), France, Islam, democratization, EU-Arab relations, US-Arab relations, political economy, youth, and gender

Hussein Dawood

Visiting Fellow
Languages: English, Arabic
Areas of Expertise: Politics and security in Iraq

Susi Dennison

Director, European Power programme
Languages: English and French
Areas of Expertise: European foreign and security policy strategy; politics, political movements and cohesion within the EU; Flexible Union; European refugee and migration policy; human rights, democracy, and justice

Anthony Dworkin

Senior Policy Fellow
Languages: English, conversational French
Areas of Expertise: Human rights; democracy; justice; North Africa (especially Egypt and Tunisia); war crimes; drones and counterterrorism; US foreign policy

Ellie Geranmayeh

Deputy Director, Middle East and North Africa Programme
Senior Policy Fellow
Languages: English, Persian
Areas of Expertise: Europe-Iran relations; Iran nuclear deal and associated sanctions policy; Iranian foreign and domestic policy; Iran-Saudi relations

Manuel Langendorf

Visiting Fellow
Languages: English and German (fluent); Spanish and Arabic (conversational)
Areas of Expertise: Middle East, digitisation in the MENA region, Iraq, Yemen, Israel-Palestine

Andrew Lebovich

Visiting Fellow
Languages: English, French, Arabic
Areas of Expertise: Religion, politics, and society in North Africa; the Sahara; the Sahel

Hugh Lovatt

Policy Fellow
Languages: Arabic, French, Dutch, Spanish
Areas of Expertise: Middle East; Israel/Palestine; Mashreq region; conflict prevention/resolution; Islamic societies; identity politics

Tarek Megerisi

Policy Fellow
Languages: English, Arabic
Areas of Expertise: Libyan affairs; politics, governance and development in the Arab world

René Wildangel

Policy Fellow
Languages: German, English, Arabic, Hebrew, Portuguese, French, Persian (basic)
Areas of Expertise: Europe-MENA relations, MEPP, Civil Society, Democratisation and Elections, Human Rights


Staff

Edin Dedovic

Programme Coordinator, Middle East and North Africa
Languages: English, Bosnian, Serbo-Croatian

Kelly Petillo

Programme Coordinator, Middle East and North Africa