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Meray Maddah

Research Assistant

Meray Maddah

Meray Maddah

Meray Maddah was a Research Assistant in SIPRI’s Middle East and North Africa Programme. Her research focuses on political transitions between state and non-state actors, in addition to conflict transformation and power-sharing dynamics between regional actors. Maddah's research also focuses on proxy agents and their influence on direct and indirect foreign policy trajectories. Prior to joining SIPRI, she worked with the Berghof Foundation focusing on prevention of violent extremism and advancing dialogue in an inter-sectional design.

During her studies in International Affairs she was part of The Fund for American Studies in Czech Republic and the Jean Monnet Network in Russia. She was previously part of the International Youth Federation and worked with the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels. Maddah was a Peace and Conflict studies’ fellow with Rondine Cittadella della Pace researching instruments that reduce armed conflicts in a transformative lens.

Subject expertise

Conflict transformation, peacebuilding, prevention of violent extremism, mediation, democratic transitions, state reform, global governance, security and development, European Union

Regional expertise

Middle East, North Africa, Europe

English, Arabic, Italian

M.A in Global governance, intercultural diplomacy and peace-process management, Università degli Studi di Siena; B.A in International Relations, American University of Science and Technology

External publications