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Professor Toby Dodge


Centre Director
b.t.dodge@lse.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6176

 
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Robert Lowe


Deputy Director
r.lowe@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6365

 
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Chelsea Milsom


Projects Coordinator
c.milsom@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7038

 
EmmaPearson62

Emma Pearson


Communications Coordinator
e.pearson@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44(0)20 7955 6553

 
SandraSfeir62

Sandra Sfeir


Centre Administrator
s.sfeir@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6198

 
IanSinclair62

Ian Sinclair


Kuwait Programme Administrator
i.sinclair@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44(0)20 7955 6639

 
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Ribale Sleiman Haidar


Communications Manager
r.sleiman-haidar@lse.ac.uk 
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6250 

 
Al-Sarihi, Aisha

Aisha Al-Sarihi, Research Officer


Aisha Al-Sarihi is Research Officer at the Kuwait Programme working on Climate Change in GCC States. Aisha is completing her doctoral thesis at the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London. 

 
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Dr Valeria Cetorelli, Research Officer


Valeria Cetorelli is currently working on a large-scale mortality and health survey among households displaced by the Islamic State into the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Her research revolves around the political and social determinants of population health.

 
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Dr Filippo Dionigi, Leverhulme Research Fellow


Filippo Dionigi is researching the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on Arab statehood from a comparative perspective. In addition, Filippo is leading on a capacity-building project, in collaboration with Tunis University,  to enhance the didactic capacity of Tunis Business School (TBS), on the level of International Relations teaching.

 
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Dr Ferdinand Eibl, Research Officer


Ferdinand Eibl is based at the Kuwait Programme, currently working as part of a research project looking at the comparative political economy of the MENA region. Led by Steffen Hertog, the project aims to place MENA-specific political economy issues in a wider comparative perspective.

 
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Dr Fatima El-Issawi, Assistant Professorial Research Fellow


Fatima El-Issawi is leading on a collaboration project with the American University of Dubai entitled 'Arab National Media and Politics: Democracy Revisited', looking at changes in media practices in traditional media industries in Morocco and Algeria. 

 
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Dr Aula Hariri, Research Officer


Aula Hariri is Research Officer at the LSE Middle East Centre, currently working on the Historical Sociology of the Middle East. This research builds on her thesis which examined the role of the Iraqi Independence Movement on state formation in Iraq between 1914-1958.

 
Steffen Hertog

Dr Steffen Hertog, Associate Professor in Comparative Politics


Steffen Hertog is lead researcher on 'The Comparative Political Economy of the MENA Region' project in the Kuwait Programme. He is also Associate Professor in Comparative Politics in the Department of Government. 

 
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Dr Zeynep Kaya, Research Fellow


Zeynep Kaya is Research Fellow at the LSE Middle East Centre and Research Officer at the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security. She is currently leading a project on responses to internal displacement in Iraqi Kurdistan. 

 
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Dr Courtney Freer, Research Officer


Courtney Freer is Research Officer at the Kuwait Programme. Her research focuses on revising rentier state theory by examining the socio-political role played by Muslim Brotherhood affiliates in the so-called 'super-rentiers' of Kuwait, Qatar, and the UAE.

 
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Dr Cristina Moreno Almeida, Research Officer


Cristina Moreno Almeida is Research Officer working on the project ‘Personalised Media and Participatory Culture’ at the LSE Middle East Centre and the Department of Media and Communications.

 
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Dr Aitemad Muhanna-Matar, Assistant Professorial Research Fellow


Aitemad Muhanna-Matar is currently conducting research on Salafist youth in Tunisia and their process of subjectification. 

 
PejmanAbdolmohammadi62

Dr Pejman Abdolmohammadi, Visiting Fellow


Pejman Abdolmohammadi is Lecturer of Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies at John Cabot University in Rome. His research and teaching activities focus on the politics and history of modern Iran, the intellectual history of Iran, geopolitics of the Persian Gulf, and international relations of the Middle East.

 
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Dr Abeer Al-Najjar, Visiting Senior Fellow


Abeer is Associate Professor at the Department of Mass Communication, American University of Sharjah-United Arab Emirates. Her research interests include the intricacy of media, politics and religion in the MENA region. 

 
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Dr Hessah Al-Ojayan, Visiting Fellow


Currently based in the Kuwait Programme, Hessah Al-Ojayan is Assistant Professor of Finance at Kuwait University. Her research interests include Islamic finance and economics, GCC and emerging capital market, SMEs, and the history of finance and economics in the Middle East.

 
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Dr Shamel Azmeh, Visiting Fellow


Shamel Azmeh is Visiting Fellow at the LSE Middle East Centre. He is also Assistant Professor at the University of Bath. He is currently leading a three-year collaboration project between the Centre at the American University in Cairo looking at North Africa’s economic integration with the EU.

 
IanBlack62

Dr Ian Black, Visiting Senior Fellow


Ian Black is Visiting Senior Fellow at the LSE Middle East Centre. He is a former Middle East editor, diplomatic editor and European editor for the Guardian newspaper.

 
GinnyHill62

Ginny Hill, Visiting Fellow


Ginny Hill is an independent consultant and policy analyst, with 20 years’ experience in journalism, foreign policy, multi-stakeholder collaboration and political inclusion. 

 
JonHill62

Dr Jonathan Hill, Visiting Fellow


Jonathan Hill is Reader in Postcolonialism and the Maghreb in the Defence Studies Department at King’s College London. Jon’s research examines and compares political processes, structures and cultures in contemporary North Africa and, increasingly, the wider Middle East.

 
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Martin Howard, Visiting Senior Fellow


Martin Howard is a recently retired UK senior civil servant researching post-conflict/crisis stabilisation drawing on experiences (including his own) in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and elsewhere.

 
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Dr Zelal Başak Kızılkan, Visiting Fellow


Zelal Başak Kızılkan is Assistant Professor at Mardin Artuklu University in Turkey. She is currently Visiting Fellow at the Center carrying out research on the 'Neighbourhood Policies of the EU and Turkey after Arab Uprising', supported by the Newton-Katip Çelebi Fund of the British Council. 

 
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Dr Mandy Turner, Visiting Fellow


Mandy Turner is the Director of the Kenyon Institute (Council for British Research in the Levant) in East Jerusalem. Her research focuses thematically on the political economy of war and peace, with a country specialism on Palestine.

 
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Dr Karen Young, Visiting Fellow


Karen Young is a senior resident scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington. She was research fellow at the LSE Middle East Centre from 2014-15, where she remains a visiting fellow. From 2009-14, she was assistant professor of political science at the American University of Sharjah (UAE).

 
Abdulla, Abdulkhaleq

Professor Abdulkhaleq Abdulla, Visiting Professor


Abdulkhaleq Abdulla is a retired professor of Political Science and Chairman of the Arab Council for Social Science. His research interests include issues of political changes in the Gulf and the Arab World. 

 
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Professor Madawi Al-Rasheed, Visiting Professor


Madawi Al Rasheed is Research Fellow at the Open Society Foundation. She was Professor of Anthropology of Religion at King’s College, London between 1994 and 2013. Previously, she was Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford.

 
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Professor Ali Ansari, Visiting Professor


Ali Ansari is Visiting Professor at the LSE Middle East Centre. He is also Professor of Iranian History at the University of St Andrews, and founding director of its Institute of Iranian Studies. 

 
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Professor Umut Özkırımlı, Visiting Professor


Umut Özkırımlı is Professor of Political Science at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), Lund University, and an Honorary Professor in Europe, Nationalism and Globalization at the Center for Modern European Studies (CEMES), University of Copenhagen; and a Senior Fellow at Istanbul Policy Center, Sabanci University. 

 
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Professor Yoav Peled, Visiting Professor


Yoav Peled is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Tel Aviv University and in 2016–2017 a Leverhulme Professorial Fellow in the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex.

 

 

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