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Dr. Muriel Asseburg

Areas of Expertise


The Arab-Israeli conflict, Israel, Palestine, Syria, German, European, and US-American policies towards the region, security in the Eastern Mediterranean


Short Curriculum vitae

Since July 2012 Senior Fellow, Middle East and Africa Division (as of 2021: Africa and Middle East Division)

October 2006 – June 2012 Head, Middle East and Africa Division

Since October 2001 Researcher, Middle East and Africa Division

Since March 2020 Member of the Expert Forum on Asylum and Migration at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees

Since April 2019 Member of the Scientific Committee of the European University Institute's Middle East Directions Programme

Since May 2017 Member of the International Advisory Board of Mediterranean Politics

2014 – 2019 Member of the Advisory Board of the Zeit-Stiftung's Ph.D. programme »Trajectories of change. Ph.D. Scholarships in Humanities and Social Sciences«

May 2016 – April 2017 Sabbatical

2014 – 2015 Project Director »The Fragmentation of Syria«

2012 – 2015 Project Director »Elite Change and New Social Mobilization in the Arab World«

March – August 2008 Sabbatical, Guest Researcher at the Carnegie Middle East Office in Beirut, Lebanon

July 2000 Doctorate in Political Science, Economics and International Law (Dr. rer. pol.) from Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich



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