Dr Marwan Naser
Non LSE positions held
Al Azhar University of Gaza
NASERCON Consulting, France
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Marwan Naser is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of International Development. Marwan is an economist specialising in the Middle East, especially the Arab World. He was a research fellow at CEREFI- University of Paul Cézanne- Aix Marseille III in France. He taught for a long while at Alazhar University and Alquds Open University in Gaza, University of Paul Cézanne in France and has been involved and taught in the Libyan Leadership Programme
He has worked and written extensively on Israeli-Palestinian conflict and policies, and has been involved in a research project on the Palestinian refugees, for which he is conducting fieldwork in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan.
He is currently researching the MENA’s Youth: A Demographic Opportunity Or A Challenge (Evidence from Arab World). The research aims to:
- Analyse the main underlying factors influencing the magnitude of regional variation of population change in the region and examines the implications of demographic change for regional growth, equity and environmental sustainability.
- Analyse the reason for slow improvement of educational level of population in the Arab world despite substantial investment on the education system in many of the Arab countries and the failure of the labour force market to absorb the increased number of unemployed youth.
- Analyse the security implications of the youth bulge in the region; and to find out whether there is direct casual link or an association between high proportions of youth in the population and a rise in political violence and civil unrest.
Sectors and industries to which research relates:
Creative Industries and Culture;
Policy and Regulatory Bodies
Countries and regions to which research relates:
Middle East, especially the Arab countries, Israel.
Arabic [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent];
French [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]
Has written for mainstream press; Radio; TV
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Marwan Naser took his BA and MA in Economics and International Relations at the University of Sindh in Pakistan in 1997, and his PhD in Economic science at the University of Paul Cézanne- Aix Marseille III in France in 2007. He taught for a long while at Alazhar University and Alquds Open University in Gaza, and at the University of Paul Cézanne in France, and has been involved and taught in the Libyan Leadership Programme.
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