Erik Becker is IFC’s Senior Manager, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, for the MENA and Horn of Africa region and based in Dubai. Under his leadership, IFC has become the leading financier of private infrastructure in the MENA region outside of the GCC. He spent most of his 20-year career in infrastructure finance working mostly on the MENA region. Erik has also been based in Nairobi and Hong Kong, working across regions and infrastructure sub-sectors. Erik holds a master’s degree in Energy Systems Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin and an MBA from INSEAD.
Andrea Beccaro is Adjunct Professor in Security Studies at the University of Turin, Department of Strategic Studies, SUISS. He is the author of ‘Modern Irregular Warfare: The ISIS Case Study’ published in Small Wars & Insurgencies in 2018 and of ‘ISIS. Storia della milizia islamica più pericolosa del mondo’, 2018.
Sara Bazoobandi is a Marie Curie Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies and Associate Research fellow, ISPI.
Giornalista e ricercatore freelance, direttore dell’associazione di giornalisti indipendenti Lettera22, collabora con quotidiani e riviste tra cui “l’Espresso”, “il manifesto”, “Gli asini”, “il Venerdì”, “The New Humanitarian”, Radio3. Docente alla Scuola di giornalismo della Fondazione Lelio Basso di Roma e alla SIOI, per nove anni ha curato il Salone dell’editoria sociale. Con Giulio Marcon ha curato La sinistra che verrà. Le parole chiave per cambiare (minimum fax, 2018). Per le edizioni dell’asino ha pubblicato Arcipelago jihad.
Adam Baron is a visiting fellow with the Middle East and North Africa programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations. His topics of focus include Yemen, the Arabian Peninsula, and the War on Terror.
Julien Barnes-Dacey is Director of the Middle East & North Africa programme where he focuses on European policy towards Syria, the wider Mashreq and the Gulf. His recent publications include ‘To end a war: Europe’s role in bringing peace to Syria’, ‘The war next door: Syria and the erosion of stability in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey’ and ‘Responding to an Assertive Gulf’.
Dr. Gawdat Bahgat is a professor at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University in Washington DC. He is the author of 11 books on the Middle East.
Dr. Pavel K. Baev is a Research Professor at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO). He is also a Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Brookings Institution (Washington DC) and a Senior Research Associate at the Institut Francias des Relations Internationales (IFRI, Paris).
Emadeddin Badi is an Advisor for Libya at DCAF – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance, Senior Analyst at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, and Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council's Middle East Program.
Tamer Badawi is an analyst specializing in Iran’s foreign policy with a focus on Iraq and the neighborhood. He is a Programme Associate with the Middle East Directions Programme at the European University Institute.