Asma Khalifa

Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme


Asma is a Libyan researcher and practitioner who focusses on the intersection of gender, youth and conflict. She is currently doing her PhD at the German Institute for Global Area Studies, researching the impact of civil war on gender relations.

Asma is also a co-founder of the Khalifa Ihler Institute.

Past experience

2022-24Gender Advisor, Chatham House
2018-24Research Fellow, GIGA
2022-23Research Consultant, FES
2022-23Research lead, International Alert
2021-22Non-resident Fellow, Arab Reform Initiative