Dr. Han is a member of the faculty of the Department of International Relations at İstanbul Kadir Has University, where he is also the advisor to the Rector and serves as a member of the board of EDAM, a leading independent think-tank. He is an adjunct faculty member of Turkish National Defense University Atatürk Strategic Research Institute and has served as the academic advisor to Armed Forces Higher Command and Control College for Joint Operations. He is a regular contributor to German Marshall Fund’s On Turkey Series.
Amr Hamzawy was a senior associate in the Middle East program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace between 2005 and 2009. Between 2009 and 2010, he served as the research director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, Lebanon. He has also served on the faculty at the American University in Cairo, Cairo University, and Stanford University. Hamzawy is a former member of the People’s Assembly after being elected in the first Parliamentary elections in Egypt after the January 25, 2011 revolution. He is also a former member of the Egyptian National Council for Human Rights...
Abdullah Hamidaddin is an independent scholar and the author of “Tweeted Heresies: Saudi Islam in Transformation, Oxford University Press, 2019, reviewed here by Madawi Al Rasheed for LSE Middle East Centre Blog.
Vivian G. Hagerty is an Analyst at Valens Global and a Master's Candidate in Georgetown University's Security Studies Program. Her research interests lie in international security, specifically terrorism and counterterrorism, the Middle East and South Asia.
Giorgia Gusciglio was a Research Assistant for the Middle East and North Africa Programme. She recently obtained a Master Degree in Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University and she has a BA in International Studies from University of Trento. In 2017, she spent three months carrying out research in Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan on access to water and inequalities.
A graduate of University of Naples ‘L’Orientale’, Gennaro Gervasio is currently Associate Professor in History and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa at University Roma Tre’s Department of Humanities in Italy. Prior to that, he has worked at the University of Bristol (UK), the British University in Egypt, and Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia where he was Director of the Centre of Middle East and North African Studies (2009/11).
Lorenzo Fruganti is a Research Assistant at the ISPI MENA Centre. He holds a Bachelor’s in International and Diplomatic Sciences and a Master’s in Diplomacy and International Cooperation from the University of Trieste, as well as a MSc in Middle East Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, University of London). Prior to joining ISPI, he worked as a Blue Book trainee at the European Commission’s DG NEAR.
Research Fellow, LSE Middle East Centre
Francesca Frassineti is Associate Research Fellow at ISPI Asia Centre.
She earned a PhD in Global and International Studies at the University of Bologna with a thesis on the international and domestic constraints on South Korea’s foreign policy amid the country’s rising middle power activism. During her doctoral studies, she was a Visiting Researcher at National Taiwan University and at Korea University. Before joining ISPI, Francesca worked as a Research Analyst at the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS) in Brussels.