Fellow Experts

Mohammad AffanMohammad Affan

Training Director at Al-Sharq Forum. He holds a post-graduate Diploma of “Civil Society and Human Rights”, Faculty of Economics and Polit...

Firdaous AmriFirdaous Amri

Executive Secretary at Al Sharq Forum. She completed her undergraduate program in History department at Istanbul Sehir University. Firdaous...

Tamer BadawiTamer Badawi

Tamer Badawi is a Research Fellow at Al Sharq Forum. He received an M.A. in International Relations (with a major in International Polit...

Mehmet Emin CengizMehmet Emin Cengiz

Mehmet Emin Cengiz is an intern at Al Sharq Forum. He received his B.A. in Sociology Department from Ege University in 2016. During his B.A...

Zeynep CoskunZeynep Coskun

Zeynep Coskun is a Researcher at Al Sharq Forum. Prior to joining Al Sharq, she was a Dr. Herchel Smith Fellow at the University of Cambr...

Yaser Sayed OmarYaser Sayed Omar

Administrative Director at Al Sharq Forum. Yaser has a +10 Years’ Experience in the field of Management, Human Development, and Nonpr...

Associate Experts

Imraan MintyImraan Minty

Senior Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum. Imraan has a specific focus on the Geopolitics of Energy. As energy resources are not ev...

David HearstDavid Hearst

Senior Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum and the Editor of the Middle East Eye. He left The Guardian as its chief foreign leader writer. ...

Wadah KhanfarWadah Khanfar

President of Al Sharq Forum & Former Director-General of the Al Jazeera Network. He is a board member of the International Crisis Group and Gl...

Omar AshourOmar Ashour

Senior Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum. He is also a Senior Lecturer in Security Studies in the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, at...

Omer AslanOmer Aslan

Dr. Ömer Aslan is an Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum and an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Security Sciences at the Turkish Nati...

Abdelrahman AyyashAbdelrahman Ayyash

Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum, Chief Editor of Noonpost.net. He holds a B.A. in Computer Engineering (2011), And is currently an ...

Dimitar BechevDimitar Bechev

Senior Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum. Dimitar particularly focuses on Russian foreign policy towards the Middle East and North Africa reg...

Müge DalkıranMüge Dalkıran

Muge Dalkıran is an Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum. She is currently working as Istanbul-based researcher of the Global Political Tr...

Mohamad ElmasryMohamad Elmasry

Senior Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum and Assistant Professor in the Department of Communications at the University of North Alabama. In 2...

Yılmaz EnsaroğluYılmaz Ensaroğlu

Senior Advisor at Al Sharq Forum. He previously served as the president of “the Association of Human Rights & Solidarity for Oppressed Peopl...

Khalid HajjiKhalid Hajji

Senior Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum. He is also Professor at Mohammed 1st University, Oujda/ Morocco. He was a Member of Islam Konfe...

Lahib HigelLahib Higel

Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum and an independent analyst based in Baghdad/Erbil. She is currently conducting fieldwork as a rese...

Basheer NafiBasheer Nafi

Senior Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum and Senior Research Fellow at Al Jazeera Centre for Studies. He writes weekly columns for Middle ...

Mesut OzcanMesut Ozcan

Senior associate fellow, Ozcan received his B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from Marmara University in 2000 and his M.A...

Mehmet ÖzkanMehmet Özkan

Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum. Mehmet Özkan previously worked as a researcher for the Foreign Policy Department at SETA Foundation. He w...

Salman SayyidSalman Sayyid

Senior Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum, Reader at Leeds University’s Sociology Department (UK), and editor-in-chief of ReOrient magazine....

Hakkı UygurHakkı Uygur

He received his BA and MA degree in Iran. Following his giving lectures on Iran and Persian language in the Istanbul-based Foundation for Scie...

Dr. Ahmet YildizDr. Ahmet Yildiz

Senior Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum and the head of the Research Department of the Turkish Parliament. He has authored many book...

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