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Yasmine Farouk

Yasmine Farouk is a Senior Advisor at the European Institute of Peace. In her role, she is responsible for supporting the overall design and implementation of the Institute’s Gulf regional dialogue project and advising the Institute’s Middle East program at large.

She is on leave as an associate professor of political science at Cairo University and a non-resident fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Yasmine has been a scholar and practitioner of international relations and governance in the Middle East since 2005, focusing on the Gulf region. From 2016 to 2017, Yasmine was the research director at the Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping, and Peacebuilding (CCCPA). From 2012 to 2013, she headed the Civil Society Unit at the Social Contract Center (SCC), an official think tank of the cabinet of Egypt’s Prime Minister. From 2011 to 2012, she worked at the cabinet of Egypt’s Prime Minister as the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) focal point for Egypt’s National Dialogue.

She holds a Ph.D. and Master’s in international relations from Sciences Po Paris, a Bachelor’s degree from Cairo University, and a Fulbright scholar post-doctoral at Yale University.