Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme
Hamza Meddeb


Hamza Meddeb is an associate fellow of the Middle East and North Africa Programme. He is also a research fellow at the Middle East Directions Program at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. Before joining Chatham House, Dr Meddeb was a visiting fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (September-December 2016), a non-resident scholar at Carnegie Middle East Centre (January 2015- March 2016) and a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute from 2013 to 2015. Dr Meddeb holds a PhD in Political Science from Sciences Po Paris in 2012. His research interests lie in the intersection of political economy, security studies and state-society relations in Tunisia. 


  • Political economy of democratization in Tunisia
  • Social movements and contentious politics in Tunisia
  • Border insecurity in North Africa 


2016 -Research Fellow at the Middle East Directions Program, European University Institute 
Sept-Dec 2016

Visiting Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)

2015-16Non-resident scholar at Carnegie Middle East Centre


Broadcast experience

Some broadcast experience: France 24 (in French), Radio France International, French 24 (in Arabic), Tunisian TV.


  • For broadcast: Arabic, French and English
  • 'Peripheral vision. How Europe Can help preserve Tunisia’s fragile democracy', ECFR Policy Memo, January 2017
  • 'The struggle for meanings and power in Tunisia after the revolution', (with Nadia Marzouki), Middle East Law and Governance Journal, Vol 8, issue 2-3, December 2016, pp. 119-130
  • 'Smugglers, Tribes and Militias. The Rise of local actors in the Tunisian Libyan borderland region', in Luigi Narbone, Agnès Favier and Virginie Collombier (ed.), Inside Wars. Local dynamics of conflicts in Syria and Libya, MED Program, RSCAS, EUI, 2016
  • L’Etat d’injustice au Maghreb. Maroc et Tunisie (With Irène Bono, Béatrice Hibou and Mohamed Tozy), Karthala, Paris, 2015 (Book in French)
  • Market for Jihad. Radicalization in Tunisia (with Georges Fahmi), Carnegie Middle East Centre, October 2015