Robert Lowe is the Deputy Director of the Middle East Centre. He joined the centre when it opened in 2010. Previously, Robert was Manager and Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House. He held a Research Fellowship from The Leverhulme Trust from 2008 to 2010 and was an Honorary Fellow at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, from 2008 to 2010.
Robert is responsible for running the centre's operations and research activities and contributes to strategic planning and fundraising. He manages the centre's administrative staff, resources and events programme, and oversees the execution of research projects and public outreach.
Telephone: +44(0)20 7955 6365
With Zeynep Kaya, 'The PYD-PKK Relationship', in Gareth Stansfield and Mohammed Shareef (eds.), The Kurdish Question Revisited (Hurst, forthcoming);
With Cengiz Gunes, The Impact of the Syrian War on Kurdish Politics across the Middle East (Chatham House, 2015);
‘The Emergence of Western Kurdistan and the Future of Syria’ in David Romano and Mehmet Gurses (eds.), Conflict, Democratization and the Kurds in the Middle East (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014);
Co-editor with Gareth Stansfield, The Kurdish Policy Imperative (Chatham House, 2010);
'Kurdish Nationalism in Syria', in Mohammed Ahmed and Michael Gunter (eds.), The Evolution of Kurdish Nationalism (Mazda, 2007);
Co-editor with Michael Keating and Anne Le More, Aid, Diplomacy and Facts on the Ground: The Case of Palestine (Chatham House, 2005);