Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme
Tim Eaton

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Tim was previously project manager for the programme’s Syria and its Neighbours Policy Initiative, which aims to support a coordinated and holistic policy response to the conflict in Syria. 

Before joining Chatham House, he was senior projects manager, Middle East at BBC Media Action, the BBC’s international development charity. He worked across the Middle East region on projects in Iraq, Egypt, Tunisia and Libya.

An Arabic speaker, he has previously lived in Cairo and Damascus where he studied and worked for local civil society organizations. 

Tim was awarded the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies Departmental Scholarship to undertake his MA in Middle East Politics at Exeter University.

He also holds a BA in History from Nottingham University and a diploma in Arabic from SOAS.

Areas of expertise

  • The Syria crisis and its impact on neighbouring states
  • Media in the Middle East and North Africa
  • State and society in Libya