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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March 20, 2015International Business Times quotes Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Karim Mezran on the difficulties of securing the Tunisian-Libyan border and what that means for Tunisia's fight against terror:
March 20, 2015Wednesday’s armed assault on the Bardo Museum in Tunis ended in the tragic loss of life of at least twenty foreign tourists and two Tunisian museum employees. These were not senseless killings but rather a calculated move on the part…
March 19, 2015The Wall Street Journal quotes Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Karim Mezran on the danger of Tunisia reverting to its old way of autocratic rule after the Bardo Museum massacre that left twenty-one dead:
March 19, 2015Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Karim Mezran and Rafik Hariri Center Associate Director for Research Lara Talverdian write for The Hill on why the international community should enforce an arms embargo on Libya:
March 19, 2015The Financial Times quotes Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Karim Mezran on Tunisian President Caid Sebsi's reaction to the Bardo Museum massacre:
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.