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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November 24, 2015The negotiated agreement crafted under the guidance of the United Nation’s Secretary Representative of the Secretary General (UN SRSG) Bernardino Leon, despite all of its flaws and the scandal recently unveiled regarding Leon’s dealings with the United Arab Emirates (UAE),…
November 10, 2015Many authoritative commentators have already expressed their astonishment at the scandal enveloping the United Nations and the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). Their shock is indeed justified.
November 06, 2015The National quotes Rafik Hariri Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Mohsin Khan and Rafik Hariri Center Resident Senior Fellow Karim Mezran on economic reform in a post-revolution Tunisia:
November 02, 2015Vice quotes Rafik Hariri Center Resident Senior Fellow Karim Mezran on Tunisia's plan to build a wall on their border with Libya to prevent terrorism and smuggling of goods:
October 27, 2015This old saying by the Italian political philosopher Antonio Gramsci may best summarize the most accurate perspective on the situation in Libya today.
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.