Tariq Azeez joined the Institute in April 2022 as part of a Research and Innovation placement partnership with the European University Institute (EUI) – School of Transnational Governance. He works within the Office of the Executive Director assisting the Public Affairs and Communications Officer with strategies and outputs, while also contributing cross-unit to the Institute’s work in Yemen.
Prior to pursuing an education overseas, Tariq was a Mental Health Worker at The Kettle Society and a Case Worker in the Canadian prison system in Vancouver, Canada, where he was responsible for the rehabilitation and reintegration of high-risk prisoners into society.
At present, he is also a Master’s Researcher at the European University Institute – School of Transnational Governance in Florence, Italy. Prior to this he conducted research in the Occupied Palestinian Territories on the role of civil society organizations in conflict. He enjoys writing articles on a range of transnational topics related to the Middle East, primarily focusing on conflict and security policymaking. You can find his writing in The New Arab, E-International Relations and the International Policy Digest.
Tariq Azeez has a Diploma in Social Service Work, a B.Sc in International Public Administration from Erasmus University Rotterdam and is completing his M.A in Transnational Governance at the EUI.