Experts & Staff

Hamza Meddeb

ECFR Alumni · Visiting Fellow

Areas of expertise

Tunisia, Tunisia-Libya border region, political economy in North Africa

Languages

Arabic, French and English

Biography

Hamza Meddeb is a visiting fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. He was a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center (2015- 2016) and a Jean Monnet Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute (2013-2015). He holds a PhD in Political Science from Sciences Po Paris in 2012. His research focuses on the political economy of democratic transition in Tunisia as well as the political economy of insecurity in North Africa.

 

He is the author of “Smugglers, Tribes and Militias. The rise of local forces in the Tunisian-Libyan border region” (in Inside wars, MED program e-book, EUI, RSCAS, 2016) and the co-author of “L’Etat d’injustice au Maghreb. Maroc et Tunisie, Karthala, 2015, (With Irene Bono, Beatrice Hibou and Mohamed Tozy) and “Market for Jihad. Radicalization in Tunisia”, Carnegie paper, 2015 (With Georges Fahmi).

 

Publications

In the media

The Guardian refers to a recent ECFR report authored by Hamza Meddeb on Tunisia's fragile democracy, available here

Hamza Meddeb on how offering Tunisia the European Economic Area membership could help saving the fragile Tunisian democracy

Hamza Meddeb is quoted in "Directinfo" regarding the Tunisian situation six years after the Arab Springs.

An interview with ECFR visiting fellow Hamza Meddeb on Tunisia's "No Future" generation.

Hamza Meddeb is quoted in "AfricTelegraph" regarding the return of jihadists in Tunisia.