Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme & Second Century Initiative
Claire Spencer
Contact information
+44 (0)20 7957 5714


  • Middle East
  • North Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia)
  • European Union relations with the Mediterranean and Middle East
  • Mediterranean Security


  • BSc. (Hons) Politics, Bristol University
  • Ph. D School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London
  • School Diploma in Arabic (SOAS)
  • Fellow of Royal Society of Arts

Broadcast experience

Commentary for television and radio including BBC, ITN, Channel 4, CNN, ABC, NPR, CBC, Al Jazeera.


  • French, Spanish (fluent) Italian, Portuguese, German, Arabic (comprehension)