Editorial Board of Rowaq Arabi

Anthony Tirado Chase

A Professor at Occidental College in California and Chair of its Young Initiative on the Global Political Economy. Chase has published widely on human rights in the Middle East and globally.  His more recent work has focused on city-level action, especially in projects with the Los Angeles Mayor’s office on translating global norms – from human rights, Sustainable Development Goals, and transitional justice – into local policy.

Eberhard Kienle

Directeur de recherche (Research Professor) at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) and teaches politics at Sciences Po. He previously served as director of the Institut de recherches et d’études sur le monde arabe et musulman (IREMAM, Institute for the Study of the Arab and Muslim World) in Aix-en-Provence, the Institut français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo, French Near East Institute) in Beirut, and as programme officer at the Ford Foundation Middle East Office in Cairo. Over the years, he has published extensively on the political sociology and economy of the Middle East, as well as its international relations. Thematically, his interests include economic and social policies, the transformation of political regimes, and the erosion and disintegration of contemporary states. Geographically, he has focused on Egypt and the Fertile Crescent.

Ezzedine C. Fishere

A writer and a former diplomat. He teaches Middle East politics at Dartmouth College since 2016. Before that he taught at the American University in Cairo, carried out intermittent diplomatic missions in the Middle East for the Egyptian governments (1989-2007), for the United Nations (2001-2005), and for the Arab League (2011-2014). He was also involved in the Tahrir Uprising, on the side of pro-democracy groups and presidential candidates. His novels, written in Arabic and translated to English, French and Italian, depict the struggles of contemporary Egyptians and Arabs. Since 2019, he has been a contributing columnist at the Washington Post.

Lynn Welchman

A Professor at SOAS, University of London, where she specialises in law and society, Muslim family laws, women’s rights and human rights in the Middle East and North Africa. Prior to joining SOAS, she worked in human rights, primarily with Palestinian NGOs in the West Bank but also with international human rights organisations, mostly in the Middle East and North Africa region. She has published widely in her areas of academic interest, most recently Al-Haq: A Global History of the First Palestinian Human Rights Organisation (2021).  In December 2021, she was appointed to the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic.

Michele Dunne

A non-resident scholar in Carnegie’s Middle East Programme, where her research focuses on political and economic change in Arab countries, particularly Egypt, as well as U.S. policy in the Middle East. She was the founding director of the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council from 2011 to 2013 and was a senior associate and editor of the Arab Reform Bulletin at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace from 2006 to 2011.

Noha Aboueldahab

An Assistant Professor at Georgetown University in Qatar, where she teaches international law and transitional justice. She is also senior non-resident fellow at the Middle East Council on Global Affairs, and previously was a non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution. Aboueldahab is the author of Transitional Justice and the Prosecution of Political Leaders in the Arab Region. Her work has been published and cited in the Journal of International Criminal Justice, the International Criminal Law Review, and in mainstream media outlets. Her forthcoming book examines the role of Arab diasporas in expanding the political, legal, and intellectual spaces of transitional justice and international law.

Robert Springborg

A Research Fellow of the Italian Institute of International Affairs and Adjunct Professor, Simon Fraser University. Formerly, he was Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School; the holder of the MBI Al Jaber Chair in Middle East Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London; the Director of the American Research Center in Egypt; and University Professor of Middle East Politics at Macquarie University in Sydney Australia. His most recent books are Egypt (2018) and Political Economies of the Middle East and North Africa (2020). He is the editor in chief of the Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Egypt (2021); and co-editor of The Political Economy of Education in the Arab World, (2021).

Zahra’ Langhi

An academic researcher at the Reconciliation Studies Center – Friedrich Schiller University, a former United Nations diplomat, and the co-founder and CEO of the Libyan Women’s Platform for Peace (LWPP). She’s an expert on Islam, North Africa, and Middle East. Her research focuses on gender, human rights, mediation, peacebuilding, state building, constitutional building, reconciliation, and religion, with significant contributions to the body of literature on Libya and the Arab region.

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