Dr Haid Haid

Consulting Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme


Dr Haid Haid is a Syrian columnist and a consulting fellow with the Middle East and North Africa programme.

Previously, Dr Haid was a research fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR), King’s College London. He also worked as a programme manager on Syria and Iraq at the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Middle East Office in Beirut.

Prior to that, Dr Haid worked as a senior community services protection assistant at UNHCR’s Damascus office. He has a bachelor’s degree in sociology, a postgraduate diploma in counselling, master’s degrees in social development and in conflict resolution and a PhD in war studies.

Dr Haid’s main research interests include security policies, governance, conflict resolution, and non-state actors.

Past experience

2016-17Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
2012-15Program Manager, Heinrich Böll Stiftung - Beirut Office
2007-12Team Leader, UNHCR - Damascus Office
2003-06Research Assistant, Research and Strategic Studies Centre - Aleppo


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