Karim Mezran

Resident Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East

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Expertise

Topics

Arab transitions, Democracy and human rights, Middle East Security, Political economy of the Middle East

Regions

Algeria, Libya, Morocco, North Africa, Tunisia

Languages

Arabic, French, Italian
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Recent Activity

  • March 04, 2015
    Atlantic Council analyst says ISIS threat must galvanize political foes Rival factions in Libya must come together for talks in Morocco this week to take on the threat posed by an affiliate of the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham
  • February 24, 2015
    Al Monitor quotes Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Karim Mezran on whether the UN arms embargo on Libya should be lifted given ISIS's growing control within the country:
  • February 20, 2015
    International Business Times quotes Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Karim Mezran on the growing number of Tunisians joining ISIS:
  • February 18, 2015
    Atlantic Council analyst says military intervention could doom UN effort to build a national unity government Egyptian airstrikes in Libya have opened the door for similar intervention by other countries in the region and could doom a United Nations-brokered effort
  • February 18, 2015
    International Business Times quotes Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Karim Mezran on the rival factions in Libya and what they mean for the fight against ISIS:
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Full Bio

Karim 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.

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