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Dr Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck

El Erian Fellow, The Carnegie Middle East Center (CMEC)

Dr Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck is El Erian fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Center (CMEC) in Beirut, where her work focuses on political and extremist violence, radicalization, Islamism and jihadism with a focus on Algeria. She also focuses on the participation of women in jihadist groups.

Dr Ghanem-Yazbeck has been a guest speaker on these issues in various conferences and a regular commentator in different Arab and international print and audio-visual media.  

Dr Ghanem-Yazbeck holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-En-Yvelines (France) and a master from the Sorbonne (Paris I). Before becoming the Erian fellow, Ghanem-Yazbeckwas a research analyst at the Carnegie Middle East Center. 

Prior to joining Carnegie in 2013, she was a teaching associate at Williams College (Massachusetts) and she also served as a research assistant at the Center for Political Analysis and Regulation (CARPO) at the University of Versailles.

Dr Ghanem-Yazbeck is the author of numerous publications, including most recently: Europe’s African Border (Carnegie, July 2017); Jihadism In The Sahel: Aqim’s Strategic Maneuvers for Long-Term Regional Dominance (Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, June 2017); Sisters in Arms (Carnegie, October 2016); Obstacles to ISIS Expansion in Algeria (The Cipher Brief, September 2016); Algeria on the Verge: What Seventeen Years of Bouteflika Have Achieved (Carnegie, April 2016); Why Is AQIM Still a Regional Threat? (The New Arab, March 2016); The Female Face of Jihadism (EuroMeSCo Joint Policy, February 2016);Running Low: Algeria’s Fiscal Challenges and Implications for Stability (Carnegie, February 2016); Women in the Men’s House: The Road to Equality in the Algerian Military (Carnegie, November 2015); Despite Shakeups, Algeria’s Security Apparatus Stronger Than Ever(World Politics Review, September, 2015), Women and Jihad (September, 2014). 

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