Harith Hasan al-Qarawee

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East

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Dr. Harith Hasan al-Qaraweeis is a nonresident senior fellow at the Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. He is also a fellow at the Center of Religious Studies at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest. He holds a PhD in political science from Sant'Anna School for Advanced Studies in Italy, an MA in political communication from Leeds University, and an MA in political science from Baghdad University. He was formerly a lecturer and teaching assistant at Baghdad University, and a fellow at Harvard University and Brandeis University. His research focuses on state-society relations, political transitions, and identity politics in Iraq and the Middle East. He has written extensively for various English and Arabic publications and journals and is currently writing a book on Shi’a, Religious Authority and State in post-Saddam Iraq. He was a member of the Atlantic Council’s Future of Iraq Task Force and the CEU research team studying state, religion, and disintegration in the Middle East.