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EU-MENA relations (MENA=Middle East and North Africa), Levant: Israeli-Palestinian & Israeli-Arab conflicts, Lebanon, arab transformation: transitions in Tunisia and Egypt, conflicts in Libya and Syria, transnational and national islamist movements: Hamas, Hezbollah, Muslim Brotherhood. Conflict management, peace building, Security Sector Reform (SSR), scenarios

Degrees

M.A. Arabic and Islamic Studies, Vienna University, 2007
M.Sc. Economics and Business Administration, Vienna Business University, 2001

 

Language skills

German, French and English (working languages), Arabic (intermediate), Dutch (receptive skills)


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Expertise

EU-MENA relations (MENA=Middle East and North Africa), Levant: Israeli-Palestinian & Israeli-Arab conflicts, Lebanon, arab transformation: transitions in Tunisia and Egypt, conflicts in Libya and Syria, transnational and national islamist movements: Hamas, Hezbollah, Muslim Brotherhood. Conflict management, peace building, Security Sector Reform (SSR), scenarios

Positions of responsibility

The Arab Foresight Group, EU ISS
New Med, OSCE

Work experience

Senior Researcher, National Defense Academy, Vienna
Director Government Relations, Economist Intelligence Unit, Vienna
Political Officer, Austrian Representative Office, Ramallah/oPt
Desk Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vienna

Visiting research fellow, NATO Defense College, 2012
Visiting researcher, Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Tel Aviv, 2011

Degrees

M.A. Arabic and Islamic Studies, Vienna University, 2007
M.Sc. Economics and Business Administration, Vienna Business University, 2001

 

Education

Arabic courses in Yemen, Syria, Morocco and Tunisia
Peacebuilding and Security Sector Reform, both ESDC (European Security and Defense College)

Language skills

German, French and English (working languages), Arabic (intermediate), Dutch (receptive skills)