On 12 October 2020, the Middle East Directions Programme organised the online roundtable The Iraqi uprising: What has changed in Iraq since October 2019?.
Georges Fahmi is a research fellow at the Middle East Directions Programme of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute in Fiesole, Italy. Previously, Fahmi was a non-resident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Centre in Beirut, Lebanon. His research focuses on religious actors in democratic transition in the Middle East, the interplay between state and religion in Egypt and Tunisia, and religious minorities and citizenship in Egypt and Syria.
Inna Rudolf is a Research Fellow at The International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR), pursuing her PhD at King’s College London’s Department of War Studies. Her research interests include popular mobilization tactics as well as the hybridisation of security sector governance. In her current research she focuses on the evolving relationship between the Iraqi state and the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) as a state-sanctioned paramilitary umbrella. Prior to joining ICSR, she has been representing the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Tamer Badawi is an Associate with the Middle East Directions Programme, focusing on Iran’s foreign policy toward its neighbors and paramilitaries in Iraq and the neighborhood. He is also affiliated with the Al Sharq Forum and was previously affiliated with the School of Transnational Governance in the European University Institute as a Policy Leader Fellow. He received an MA in International Relations and European Studies from the Central European University.
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