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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October 01, 2015South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin writes for Al-Monitor on Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid's call for Turkey to implement economic and security reforms, quoting Rafik Hariri Center Resident Senior Fellow Karim Mezran:
October 01, 2015POLITICO quotes Rafik Hariri Center Resident Senior Fellow Karim Mezran on EU efforts to assist Libya:
September 29, 2015Libya’s UN Special Envoy Bernardino Leon announced on September 21 that the text of the UN agreement for a unity government based on Libya’s political dialogue is final and closed to revisions. It is now up to the parties to…
September 29, 2015PBS quotes Rafik Hariri Center Resident Senior Fellow Karim Mezran on life in Libya after the overthrow of Muammar Qaddafi:
September 09, 2015For the first time since the Islamist leaning Justice and Development Party (PJD) came to power in Morocco via national legislative elections four years ago, the country went to the polls in regional and communal elections on September 4.
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.