Deputy Head and Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme (on leave February - August 2014)
Jane Kinninmont
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Summary

Jane Kinninmont is a senior research fellow and deputy head of the Middle East and North Africa programme at Chatham House. Her previous positions include associate director for the Middle East and Africa at the Economist Group, Middle East and North Africa editor and economist at the Economist Intelligence Unit from 2006 to 2010 and managing editor for Middle East and Africa at Business Monitor International from 2003 to 2006, and she contributes regularly to the media, including The Economist, the Guardian and Foreign Policy. Her research interests include the international relations of the Middle East; deconstructing the politics of sectarianism in the Gulf and Levant; the development of opposition movements and new actors; and the challenges that political economy structures pose to transitions in the region. She has a BA from The University of Oxford and an MSc from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Expertise

  • Reform and opposition movements in the Arab world
  • Economic policy, political economy and the politics of foreign investment
  • The GCC countries
  • Egypt
  • Identity politics (national identity, ethnicity, sect and gender)

Experience

2010 - 2011Associate Director, Middle East and Africa, The Economist Group
2006 - 2009Editor/Economist, Middle East and North Africa, The Economist Intelligence Unit
2003 - 2005Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, Business Monitor International
2002 - 2003MSc International Politics, focusing on the Middle East, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
1999 - 2002BA (Hons) Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Balliol College, University of Oxford

Broadcast experience

Extensive

Languages

  • French, Basic Arabic (not for broadcast)