Experts & Staff

Hafsa Halawa

ECFR Alumni · Visiting Fellow

Areas of expertise

Egypt, Iraq, civic space, gender equality, peace & reconciliation and water diplomacy


English, Arabic, French


Hafsa Halawa was a visiting fellow with the Middle East and North Africa programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations. She is an independent consultant working on political, social and economic affairs, and development goals across the Middle East and North Africa and Horn of Africa regions. A former corporate lawyer, Halawa has held positions in government, the UN, INGOs/NGOs, corporate multinationals, private firms, and think tanks, now consulting for a similar set of clients. She is concurrently a non-resident scholar at the Middle East Institute, and is based in London, United Kingdom.

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