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George

Academic with expertise on many countries in the Middle East

Name: 
Alan George
Occupation: 
Consultant, writer, journalist. Senior Associate Member, St Antony’s College, Oxford University.
Expertise: 

Academic Qualifications: MA, Ph D.

Specific Areas of expertise: Middle East: Palestinians (Gaza Strip, West Bank, Lebanon, Jordan etc), Iraq (including Iraqi Kurds), Syria (including Syrian Kurds), Lebanon, Jordan, Gulf states (including Kuwaiti 'bidoun'), Libya. All aspects of asylum cases.

Experience of work with national or international organisations: Formerly Assistant Director, Council for the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding. Formerly, Head of Research, Arab-British Chamber of Commerce.

Countries and 'in-country' areas visited: Almost every country in the Middle East and North Africa.

Experience: 

Has written many expert reports and given oral evidence.

Publications: 

'Syria: Neither Bread Nor Freedom', Zed Books, London, 2003.

'Jordan: Living in the Crossfire' , Zed Books, London/New York, October 2005.

Many articles published in a 20-year journalistic career.

Languages: 
Reasonable knowledge of French. Basic knowledge of Arabic.
Ethnic groups expertise: 
All
Political groups expertise: 
Yes
Religious groups expertise: 
Yes
Other social groups expertise: 
Yes
Contact email: 
Phone: 
[Private to EIN members]
Fax: 
[Private to EIN members]
Address: 
[Private to EIN members]
Countries of expertise:
Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Palestinian Authority, Syria, Yemen