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Yasmina Abouzzohour is a visiting fellow at the Brookings Doha Center (BDC) and the European Council for Foreign Relations (ECFR), and a Senior Fellow at the Moroccan Institute for Policy Analysis (MIPA). Her research revolves around authoritarian persistence and transition, focusing on regimes’ strategic economic and political behavior and their interactions with opposition movements.

Abouzzohour is currently completing a book project on post-Arab Spring monarchical survival and behavior. At the BDC, she is undertaking research on the political and socioeconomic developments of various MENA states (focusing on Morocco, Oman, Algeria, Libya, and Tunisia), and on institutional and policy responses to COVID-19 in the region. At MIPA, she researches foreign policymaking and diplomacy across North Africa. At ECFR, she is focusing on EU-Maghreb relations and is completing a project on the relationship between the state and society in Morocco, investigating the impact of COVID-19, economic tensions, and new forms of contestation. Her research received funding and accolades from the American Institute for Maghrib Studies, the American Political Science Association (APSA), the Oxford Middle East Centre, the Project on Middle East Political Science, the University of Oxford, the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), 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, the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies, the Royal United Services Institute, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Kings College London, and the American University of Beirut.

Abouzzohour previously worked as a political risk analyst at Oxford Analytica where she 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, the European Commission, Oxford Analytica, the European Council on Foreign Relations, the Small Arms Survey in Geneva, and various foreign ministries.

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. 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 the European Council for Foreign Relations (ECFR), and a Senior Fellow at the Moroccan Institute for Policy Analysis (MIPA). Her research revolves around authoritarian persistence and transition, focusing on regimes’ strategic economic and political behavior and their interactions with opposition movements.

Abouzzohour is currently completing a book project on post-Arab Spring monarchical survival and behavior. At the BDC, she is undertaking research on the political and socioeconomic developments of various MENA states (focusing on Morocco, Oman, Algeria, Libya, and Tunisia), and on institutional and policy responses to COVID-19 in the region. At MIPA, she researches foreign policymaking and diplomacy across North Africa. At ECFR, she is focusing on EU-Maghreb relations and is completing a project on the relationship between the state and society in Morocco, investigating the impact of COVID-19, economic tensions, and new forms of contestation. Her research received funding and accolades from the American Institute for Maghrib Studies, the American Political Science Association (APSA), the Oxford Middle East Centre, the Project on Middle East Political Science, the University of Oxford, the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), 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, the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies, the Royal United Services Institute, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Kings College London, and the American University of Beirut.

Abouzzohour previously worked as a political risk analyst at Oxford Analytica where she 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, the European Commission, Oxford Analytica, the European Council on Foreign Relations, the Small Arms Survey in Geneva, and various foreign ministries.

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. 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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