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Robert Lowe

Deputy Director

Robert Lowe is the Deputy Director of the Middle East Centre. He joined the centre when it opened in 2010. Robert is responsible for running the centre's operations, research activities, fundraising and development. He oversees the events and publications programmes, research projects and public outreach. His main research interest is Kurdish politics, with particular focus on the Kurdish movement in Syria. Robert is also the Executive Director of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies.

Robert was Manager and Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House from 2001-2010. 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.

Contact Details

Email: r.lowe@lse.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)20 7955 6365


  • 'The Emergence of Rojava as an International Actor', in Michael Gunter (ed.), Routledge Handbook on the Kurds (Routledge, forthcoming);
  • With Zeynep Kaya, 'The Curious Question of the PYD-PKK Relationship', in Gareth Stansfield and Mohammed Shareef (eds.), The Kurdish Question Revisited (Hurst, forthcoming);