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Adel Abdel Ghafar is a fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings and at the Brookings Doha Center, where he was previously Acting Director of Research. He specializes in political economy and his research interests include state-society relations, socio-economic development and foreign policy in the MENA region.

Abdel Ghafar is the author and editor of several volumes and reports including : "Egyptians in Revolt: The Political Economy of Labor and Student Mobilizations 1919-2011" (Routledge, 2017), A Stable Egypt for a Stable Region (European Parliament, 2018),  The European Union and North Africa: Prospects and Challenges (Brookings Institution Press, 2019) and "The Middle East: Revolution or Reform?" (Melbourne University Press, 2014). He has prepared studies and consulted for various international and intergovernmental organizations and government agencies including the European Union, the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the Department for International Development (DFID), and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Abdel Ghafar has a background in international banking and finance and has worked for a number of financial institutions including HSBC and Citigroup. Abdel Ghafar holds a Ph.D in Political Science and International Relations from the Australian National University.

Adel Abdel Ghafar is a fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings and at the Brookings Doha Center, where he was previously Acting Director of Research. He specializes in political economy and his research interests include state-society relations, socio-economic development and foreign policy in the MENA region.

Abdel Ghafar is the author and editor of several volumes and reports including : Egyptians in Revolt: The Political Economy of Labor and Student Mobilizations 1919-2011 (Routledge, 2017), A Stable Egypt for a Stable Region (European Parliament, 2018),  The European Union and North Africa: Prospects and Challenges (Brookings Institution Press, 2019) and “The Middle East: Revolution or Reform?” (Melbourne University Press, 2014). He has prepared studies and consulted for various international and intergovernmental organizations and government agencies including the European Union, the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the Department for International Development (DFID), and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Abdel Ghafar has a background in international banking and finance and has worked for a number of financial institutions including HSBC and Citigroup. Abdel Ghafar holds a Ph.D in Political Science and International Relations from the Australian National University.

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