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Yasmina Abouzzohour

Yasmina Abouzzohour

Visiting Fellow - Brookings Doha Center

Yasmina Abouzzohour is a visiting fellow at the Brookings Doha Center (BDC) and an Associate Research Fellow at the Moroccan Institute for Policy Analysis (MIPA). Her research revolves around authoritarian persistence and transition, focusing on strategic regime behavior and interactions with opposition movements.

At the BDC, she is completing a book project on Arab monarchical survival and undertaking research on the potential pathways to democratization in different authoritarian contexts across North Africa, with a special focus on Algeria, Libya, and Morocco. At MIPA, she researches authoritarian foreign policymaking and diplomacy.

Abouzzohour received her PhD in Politics with highest marks from the University of Oxford where she completed a dissertation investigating the causal mechanisms behind regime survival in modern Arab monarchies- focusing on Morocco and Oman and touching on other GCC states and Jordan. At Oxford, she taught graduate and under-graduate level courses in comparative politics, international relations, and economic governance.

Her research received funding and accolades from the American Institute for Maghrib Studies, the American Political Science Association, the Oxford Middle East Centre, the Project on Middle East Political Science, the University of Oxford, the Middle East Studies Association, the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa, amongst others. She has presented her work extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, participating in events at Yale, Princeton, Oxford, APSA, MESA, BRISMES, and the American University of Beirut.

Abouzzohour previously worked as a political risk analyst at Oxford Analytica and was in charge of North Africa analysis. She has prepared studies and provided consultancy for various organizations, including: the United Kingdom Foreign Office, the British Council, Oxford Analytica, the European Council on Foreign Relations, and the Small Arms Survey.

Before joining the University of Oxford, she received her B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science and in French and Romance Philology from Columbia University in 2014.

 

Yasmina Abouzzohour is a visiting fellow at the Brookings Doha Center (BDC) and an Associate Research Fellow at the Moroccan Institute for Policy Analysis (MIPA). Her research revolves around authoritarian persistence and transition, focusing on strategic regime behavior and interactions with opposition movements.

At the BDC, she is completing a book project on Arab monarchical survival and undertaking research on the potential pathways to democratization in different authoritarian contexts across North Africa, with a special focus on Algeria, Libya, and Morocco. At MIPA, she researches authoritarian foreign policymaking and diplomacy.

Abouzzohour received her PhD in Politics with highest marks from the University of Oxford where she completed a dissertation investigating the causal mechanisms behind regime survival in modern Arab monarchies- focusing on Morocco and Oman and touching on other GCC states and Jordan. At Oxford, she taught graduate and under-graduate level courses in comparative politics, international relations, and economic governance.

Her research received funding and accolades from the American Institute for Maghrib Studies, the American Political Science Association, the Oxford Middle East Centre, the Project on Middle East Political Science, the University of Oxford, the Middle East Studies Association, the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa, amongst others. She has presented her work extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, participating in events at Yale, Princeton, Oxford, APSA, MESA, BRISMES, and the American University of Beirut.

Abouzzohour previously worked as a political risk analyst at Oxford Analytica and was in charge of North Africa analysis. She has prepared studies and provided consultancy for various organizations, including: the United Kingdom Foreign Office, the British Council, Oxford Analytica, the European Council on Foreign Relations, and the Small Arms Survey.

Before joining the University of Oxford, she received her B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science and in French and Romance Philology from Columbia University in 2014.

 

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