Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme
Georges Fahmi
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Summary

Georges Fahmi is a research fellow at the Middle East Directions Programme of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute in Fiesole, Italy. Previously, Fahmi was a non-resident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Centre in Beirut, Lebanon. His research focuses on religious actors in democratic transition in the Middle East, the interplay between state and religion in Egypt and Tunisia, and religious minorities and citizenship in Egypt and Syria. He received his PhD from the European University Institute.

Expertise

  • Egypt
  • Religion-state relations in the Middle East
  • Religious minorities in the Middle East
  • Violent radicalization in the Middle East

Experience

2016 - Research Fellow at the Middle East Directions Programme of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute in Fiesole, Italy
2014-16Non-resident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Centre in Beirut, Lebanon
2011-14Researcher at the Arab Forum for Alternatives in Cairo, Egypt

 

Broadcast experience

Some

Languages

  • Arabic (broadcast)
  • English (broadcast)
  • French (broadcast)
  • Italian (not for broadcast)
  • 'Islam and Democracy: When do Religious Actors Decide to Support Democratic Transition', Arab Reform Initiative, June 2016.
  • 'The Future of Political Salafism in Egypt and Tunisia', Carnegie Middle East Center, Beirut, November 2015.
  • 'Market for Jihad: Radicalization in Tunisia' (With Hamza Meddeb), Carnegie Middle East Center, Beirut, October 2015.
  • 'The Struggle for the Leadership of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood', Carnegie Middle East Center, Beirut, July 2015.
  • 'The Coptic Church and Politics in Egypt', Carnegie Middle East Center, Beirut, December 2014.