Mohamed-Ali Adraoui

Dr. Mohamed-Ali Adraoui is a French Political Scientist working on contemporary International Relations and contemporary Islam. He holds a Ph.D. from Sciences Po in Paris for his work on contemporary Salafism. Currently, Dr. Adraoui is a Visiting Researcher here at the Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign

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Eleonora Ardemagni

Eleonora Ardemagni is an ISPI Associate Research Fellow. Teaching Assistant at the Catholic University of Milan (course “History and Institutions of Asia”), Gulf and Eastern Mediterranean Analyst for the NATO Defense College Foundation. She is also regular analyst for the Aspen Institute Italy (Aspenia online), AffarInternazionali and the peer-reviewed journal Storia Urbana...

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Maati Monjib

Maâti Monjib is a political analyst, human rights activist, and historian at the University of Mohammed V-Rabat. He is also coordinator of Morocco’s branch of the Middle East Citizens’ Assembly (MECA), founder and director of the Ibn Rochd Center for Studies and Communication in Rabat, and a founding member of the 20 February Movement Support

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Mohammad Affan

Mohammad Affan is the Training Director at Al-Sharq Forum. A medical doctor by training, Affan obtained his MA degree in Political Science from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at the American University of Cairo (2015). He also holds three post-graduate diplomas: One in “Civil Society and Human Rights”, from the Faculty of Economics

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Alessia Melcangi

Alessia Melcangi is TT Assistant Professor of Contemporary History of North Africa and Middle East and Globalization and International Relation at Sapienza University of Rome, Department of Social Sciences and Economics (DiSSE). She collaborates with the Centre of Research on the Southern System and the Wider Mediterranean (CRiSSMA – Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan)and

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Intissar Fakir

Intissar Fakir is a fellow in Carnegie’s Middle East Program, where her research focuses on political, security, and economic change in Morocco and other North African countries. Her research examines political Islam trends, local governance, social mobilization, and foreign policy.  She is also the editor in chief of Sada, Carnegie’s Middle East online journal. Previously, she

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Zaha Hassan

Zaha Hassan is a human rights lawyer and visiting fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Her research focus is on Palestine-Israel peace, the use of international legal mechanisms by political movements, and U.S. foreign policy in the region. Previously, she was the coordinator and senior legal advisor to the Palestinian negotiating team during

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Katerina Dalacoura

Dr Katerina Dalacoura is Associate Professor in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In 2015-16, she was British Academy Mid-Career Fellow and is currently participating in a project on the ‘Middle East and North Africa Regional Architecture’, sponsored by the European Commission under the auspices of Horizon 2020 (2016-19). She

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Rabab El-Mahdi

Rabab El-Mahdi is associate professor of political science at The American University in Cairo. She wrote her dissertation on the impact of neo-liberal economic reconstruction on changing patterns of state-civil society relations in Egypt and Bolivia. El-Mahdi’s research interests cover the areas of state-civil society relations, social movements and resistance, as well as the political

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