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Dr. Isabelle Werenfels

Areas of Expertise


Political transformation, elite change and social mobilization in the Maghreb states, intra-regional relations in the Maghreb, German and European policies towards the Maghreb states. Current focus: authoritarian resilience in the Maghreb, migration policies in the Maghreb and Maghreb-EU migration cooperation, "turn to Africa" of the Maghreb states.

Short Curriculum vitae

10/2023-04/2024 Member of Expert Group in Support of the Comprehensive and Deep Reflection on NATO’s Southern Neighbourhood

Since 2020 Chair of the International Advisory Board, Merian Centre for Advanced Studies in the Maghreb (MECAM)

Since 2019 Member of the "Comité Scientific" of the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (FRS), Paris

Since 2019 Member of the Foundation Board of the Fondation Hirondelle, Lausanne

2014-2018 Head of Research Division Middle East and Africa

2007-2018 Member of the Foundation Board of the "Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies", Geneva (2010 - 2014 as Vice-chairwoman)

1999 Head of the Swiss Delegation and of the Research, Analysis and Information Division of the Temporary International Presence in the City of Hebron (TIPH)

1993-1998 Reporter/Editor with a special focus on the Middle East at the Swiss Broadcasting Company's Radio (DRS)

SWP Publications

External publications


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