Areas of expertise
Algeria, North Africa, civil society and youth movements, economic development, public policy and governance
English, French, Arabic, basic German
Andrew Farrand is a visiting fellow with the Middle East and North Africa programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and has previously worked in international development, economic and political analysis, and the creative arts. He is author of The Algerian Dream: Youth and the Quest for Dignity (2021), a first-person analysis of the origins and implications of Algeria’s 2019 Hirak revolution, and translator of Inside the Battle of Algiers (2017) by Algerian independence heroine Zohra Drif. He lived in Algeria from 2013 to 2020, managing youth development programmes across the country and hosting Andi Hulm (“I Have a Dream”), Algeria’s first entrepreneurship reality television show.
Farrand holds a BS in African and Middle Eastern Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and is completing an MSc in Information and Knowledge Systems Management at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.