Governance

As one of the world's leading social science institutions with an emphasis on postgraduate studies, LSE comprises departments covering all branches of the social sciences. The Centre works within this structure to promote innovatory interdisciplinary research and training on the region.  

Capitalising on LSE's exceptionally international body of students and staff, and London's proximity to Europe and the Middle East, the Centre greatly values intellectual relations with academic institutions in the region. The MEC places special emphasis on active and systemic collaboration with Middle Eastern universities, scholars, policy makers, and civil society, and speaks to a global audience about the region's strengths and challenges. 

The Centre has three levels of governance, all adhering to LSE Research Committee’s established policies and procedures related to management and advisory functions of research centres.

Management Committee

The Management Committee meets termly to discuss research strategy, general management and resource issues arising across the Centre, and progress on individual research themes and funded projects.

RohamAlvandi

Dr Roham Alvandi 

Associate Professor of International History, Department of International History

NigelAshton

Professor Nigel Ashton

Professor of International History and Head of Department, Department of International History

FedericaBicchi

Dr Federica Bicchi

Associate Professor International Relations of Europe, Department of International Relations

JohnChalcraft

Dr John Chalcraft

Associate Professor in the History and Politics of Empire and Imperialism, Department of Government

KaterinaDalacoura

Dr Katerina Dalacoura

Associate Professor in International Relations, Department of International Relations

TobyDodge

Professor Toby Dodge

Kuwait Professor, LSE Middle East Centre

GeorgeGaskell

Professor George Gaskell

Professor, Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR) and Director, The Methodology Institute

SteffenHertog

Dr Steffen Hertog

Associate Professor, Department of Government

RobertLowe

Robert Lowe

Deputy Director, LSE Middle East Centre

MichaelMason

Dr Michael Mason

Director, LSE Middle East Centre

hakan-seckinelgin

Dr Hakan Seckinelgin  

Associate Professor, Department of Social Policy

 

PeterTrubowitz

Professor Peter Trubowitz

Professor of International Relations, Department of Internatioanl Relations and Director, the United States Centre at LSE

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board provides independent, external and income-orientated advice to the Middle East Centre. The Board’s role is purely advisory.

Advisory Board Members

  • Sheikh Mohammed bin Issa al Jaber, Founder and Chair, MBI Al Jaber Foundation

  • Mohammad A.J. Al Fahim, Honorary Chairman, Al Fahim Group

  • Dr Ali Al-Khouri, Arab Union for E-Commerce, League of Arab States and Emirates Identity Authority

  • Dr Bassem Awadallah, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Tomoh Advisory

  • Sir John Jenkins, Executive Director, International Institute for Strategic Studies Middle East

  • Lana Nusseibeh, Ambassador of the UAE to the UN

  • Zaki Nusseibeh, Adviser, Presidential Court, UAE

  • Professor Avi Shlaim, Professor Emeritus of International Relations, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford

  • Professor Charles Tripp, Professor of Politics, School of Oriental and African Studies

Research Committee

The Research Committee oversees centre-wide levels of excellence in research and publications. Current members of the Committee include: Professor Toby Dodge, Professor Madawi Al-Rasheed and Dr Michael Mason.