Dr Renad Mansour

Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme; Project Director, Iraq Initiative

Biography

Dr Renad Mansour is a senior research fellow in the Middle East and North Africa Programme and project director of the Iraq Initiative.

Prior to joining Chatham House, he was an El-Erian fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Centre, where he examined Iraq, Iran and Kurdish affairs.

He is also a research fellow at the Cambridge Security Initiative based at Cambridge University, and from 2013 he held positions as Lecturer of International Studies and Supervisor at the Faculty of Politics, also at Cambridge.

Since 2011 he has been a senior research fellow at the Iraq Institute for Strategic Studies in Beirut and was adviser to the Kurdistan Regional Government Civil Society Ministry between 2008 and 2010.

He received his PhD from Cambridge University.

Past experience

2016-17 Lecturer of International Relations of the Middle East, LSE
2016-17 Academy Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
2015-16 El Erian Fellow, Carnegie Middle East Center
2013-present Senior Research Fellow, Iraq Institute for Strategic Studies
2012-16 PhD in Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge
2013-16 Fellow, Cambridge Security Initiative (CSi)
2014-15 Lecturer, International Studies and Intelligence (ISI), Pembroke College, University of Cambridge  
2011-12 MPhil in International Studies, University of Cambridge
2006-10 BAH in Political Studies, Queen’s University 

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