- Armament and disarmament
- Conflict, peace and security
- Peace and development
Meray Maddah is 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.
Conflict transformation, peacebuilding, prevention of violent extremism, mediation, democratic transitions, state reform, global governance, security and development, European Union
Middle East, North Africa, Europe
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