Resident Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
TopicsArab transitions, Democracy and human rights, Middle East Security, Political economy of the Middle East
RegionsAlgeria, Libya, Morocco, North Africa, Tunisia
LanguagesArabic, French, Italian
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August 18, 2014Hariri Center Senior Fellow Karim Mezran is quoted by Voice of America on continuing violence in Libya:
August 07, 2014Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Karim Mezran is quoted in Al-Monitor by South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin on Libyan interim Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni's recent meetings with Obama administration officials in Washington:
July 31, 2014The Christian Science Monitor quotes Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Karim Mezran on how the ongoing battle between rival militias in Libya affects the country's democratic aspirations:
July 31, 2014Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Karim Mezran writes for Al Jazeera English on the ongoing violence in Libya:
July 31, 2014Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Karim Mezran writes for the New York Times on why representatives of the international community should not abandon Libya:
Full BioKarim Mezran is a resident senior fellow with the Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East.
Dr. Mezran joined the Hariri Center as a senior fellow focusing on the processes of change in North Africa. As a distinguished Libyan-Italian scholar, Dr. Mezran brings enormous depth of understanding to the transition in Libya and elsewhere in the region. In addition, Dr. Mezran is currently an adjunct professor of Middle East studies at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where he is teaching courses on the history and politics of North Africa. For the last eight years he has been the director of the Center for American Studies in Rome. His analyses on the Middle East and North Africa have been widely published in Italian- and other-language journals and publications. He recently published a book on Libya in Italian, entitled Libia: fine o rinascita di una nazione? with Arturo Varvelli (Donzelli Editore 2012). Dr. Mezran holds a PhD in international relations from SAIS; a JD in comparative law from the University of Rome (La Sapienza); an LLM in comparative law from The George Washington University; an MA in Arab studies from Georgetown University; and a BA in management from Hiram College.