Associate Researchers

Abdullah Erfan


Abdullah Erfan is a teaching assistant in the Department of Business Administration at Al-Azhar University in Cairo. He is also a research assistant at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre-Dame. Abdullah is interested in research on strategic management of non-profit organizations, comparative politics, good governance, values and politics, and post-conflict reconstruction.

Ahmad ElNaggar


Ahmad ElNaggar is chairman of the Economic Unit for the Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies. He leads the center’s yearly publication of “Economic and Political Trends.”

Ahmed Kheir


Ahmed Kheir is a researcher and manager of a support center for information technology (id3m).

Ali Eldiri


Ali Eldiri is a Bahraini researcher focusing on the media.

Ali Hassan


Ali Hassan received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the Faculty of Commerce at Alexandria University. His research interests include democratization in the Arab world and relations between the Arab states.

Amr Abdelrahman


Amr Abdelrahman is a researcher and doctoral student at the English University of Essex, UK.

Amr Magdi


Amr Magdi is a researcher in sociology.

Assma’ Falahi


Assma’ Falahi is a Moroccan researcher and activist in civil society.

Dalia Chams


Dalia Chams is a researcher in the fields of media and journalism for the newspaper Al-Ahram Hebdo.

Dr. Hoda Youssef


Hoda Youssef earned her PhD in Economics from the Political Science Institute at Sciences Po in France. She has been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University in the United States. Her research portfolio focuses on the field of macroeconomics, particularly monetary and fiscal policy in Egypt, and political economy.

Emad Dawood


Emad Dawood is an Iraqi academic.

Fawaz Tarablisi


Fawaz Tarablisi is a political thinker, writer, and university professor. He works as the editor for the Lebanese Newspaper “Al-Hureya” and the magazine “Beirut Al-Masa’”

Habiba Mohsen


Master’s degree holder from the Political Science Institute at Saint-Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon. Her thesis is titled “Islamic Jihad in Egypt: Between Affiliation with Al-Qaida and the Rejection of Violence.”

Habiba received her bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University, French Section. Her research interests include democratization in the Arab World, Islamist Movements, and European-Mediterranean relations.

Heba Khalil


Heba Khalil is a researcher at the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights (ECESR).

Irene Selwaness


Irene Selwaness is a teaching assistant at Cairo University and a PhD student at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France.

Karim Kasim


Karim Kasim is a researcher focused on politics and development.

Karim Sarhan


A lawyer and legal researcher who is a partner in one of Egypt’s legal offices specializing in international business transactions, international investment, and international arbitration. Acquired his Master of Laws, graduate diploma in Islamic Sharia, and Bachelor of Laws (English Language Department) from the College of Law at Cairo University.

Kholoud Khaled


Kholoud Khaled holds a master’s degree in Euro-Mediterranean studies and political science and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Cairo University. His research focuses on the international relations of the European and Mediterranean countries.

Mavie Maher


Mavie Maher is a researcher focused on political affairs.

Miriam Wahid Mekhimar


Miriam Wahid Mekhimar is a lecturer at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University.

Modar Quessis


Modar Quessis is a researcher and academic at Birzeit University.

Muhammad Nasser


Muhammad Nasser is the editor for the television program Al-Ashara Mas’an.

Nadine Naber

Jordan and the United States

Nadine Naber is an assistant professor in the departments of Women’s Studies, Arab-American Studies, and Anthropology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Rabab ElMahdi


Rabab ElMahdi is a professor of political science at the American University in Cairo.

Rabha Seif Allam


Rabha Seif Allam is a master’s student in Cairo University’s Faculty of Economics and Political Science. The title of his thesis is "The Presidential Crisis in Lebanon, 2004-2009." Rabha also attained his bachelor’s degree from Cairo University. His research focuses on Islamist movements, democratization in the Middle East, and the Levant Region.

Salahuddin Al-Jorashi


Salahuddin Al-Jorashi was one of the founders of the Islamic Left Movement. He sits on the executive board of the Tunisian League for the Defense of Human Rights. He founded the Al-Jahith Forum and continues to serve as its president. Salahuddin has written and worked as an editor for several Arab newspapers.

Salam Kawakibi


Salam Kawakibi is a researcher and manager of the Arab Reform Initiative (ARI) in Paris.

Samir Morcos


Samir Morcos is a researcher, writer, and presidential adviser on the issue of democratic development in Egypt.

Sonia Temimi


Sonia Temimi is a history professor at Tunis University.

Wael ElSawah


Wael ElSawah is a researcher and writer studying civil society.

Wael Gamal


Wael Gamal has a bachelor’s degree and a graduate diploma in political science from Cairo University, in addition to a graduate diploma in finance and investment from the University of Middlesex in London. He is a journalist, researcher, and publishing director for the Egyptian newspaper El- Shorouk, and he is a certified trainer for Reuters and BBC.

Yasser Abdelaziz


Yasser Abdelaziz has his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism. He has worked as a journalist and correspondent for several newspapers, in addition to working as a researcher, trainer, and editor at a number of research centers. Yasser has published several books and research studies, including “The Globalization of News Agencies.” He is also a writer for the Egyptian newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm, the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida, and the Omani newspaper Oman.