Haid Haid

Senior Consulting Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme


Haid Haid is a Syrian columnist and a senior consulting research fellow with the Middle East and North Africa Programme.

He is also a research fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR), King’s College London and a PhD candidate at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London where he focuses on Jihadi governance.

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

Previously, he was a programme manager on Syria and Iraq at the Heinrich Böll Stiftung-Middle East Office in Beirut. He also worked as a senior community services-protection assistant at UNHCR - Damascus office.

Haid holds a BA in Sociology, a post-graduate diploma in counselling, an MA in social development and another MA in conflict resolution at King's College, London.

Past experience

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