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Lakhdar Ghettas



Lakhdar Ghettas

ghettas_88x126Mohamed L Ghettas is a PhD student at the International History Department, where he is working on US-Algerian Relations 1969-81 under the supervision of Professor Arne Westad. He was the Stonex PhD Scholar in International History from 2008 until 2012.

Since obtaining his BA in English in 1997, he worked for multinational oil companies delivering specialist training to employees and acting as interpreter and translator. He successfully completed his MA in American History at the School of American Studies, University of East Anglia in 2006. He was awarded the Board of Examiners' Prize for his MA dissertation which dealt with US Policy Options with the Prospect of a Nuclear Iran. Mr. Ghettas speaks French, Arabic and the Berber dialect Tamazight. His main research interest and expertise areas include democratisation and governance in North Africa, geopolitics of energy security in the Mediterranean basin, as well as the geopolitics of the Sub-Saharan Sahel region. Mr. Ghettas is the Maghreb Affairs Initiative Coordinator within the Africa International Affairs Programme at LSE IDEAS.

Areas of Expertise

  • North Africa affairs and history 
  • The geopolitics of energy in North Africa
  • Political Islam in North Africa and the Middle East

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