Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre on Conflict, Development, and Peacebuilding (CCDP), The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva, Switzerland, and the Program Director of Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network
Dr Alaa Tartir joined the GCSP Global Fellowship Initiative as a Doctoral Fellow in September 2016 with a research project on US Security Missions and Operations in Jordan and Palestine. Dr Tartir is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre on Conflict, Development, and Peacebuilding (CCDP), The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva, Switzerland, and the Program Director of Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network since 2012. He is also a Contributing Member to The Political Economy Project of the Arab Studies Institute, George Mason University, and a Contributing Member of the Palestinian Strategic Thinking Group. In 2015/16, Dr Tartir served as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Graduate Institute's Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding, and a Lecturer on the Arab-Israeli Conflict at the Graduate Institute's Department of Anthropology and Sociology of Development. He also served as a Visiting Scholar at Utrecht University’s Department of History and Art History, The Netherlands.
Amongst other positions, Dr Tartir has previously been a PhD researcher in International Development Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a Guest Teacher at the LSE's Department of International History teaching the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Additionally, he served as a researcher and project coordinator at the LSE's Justice and Security Research Programme, and the LSE's Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit.
Dr Tartir is a recipient of a number of awards and fellowships such as the Post-Doctorate Swiss Government Academic Excellence Scholarship, the Leonard Woltjer Stichting Visiting Scholar Award, the LSE’s Scholarship for Global Politics, The Palestinian American Research Center Research Fellowship, and The LSE Middle East Center’s Emirates PhD Award. Dr Tartir presented his work and organized panels in top international, regional, and local academic conferences.
He also writes op-eds and opinion pieces that appeared at the New York Times, Le Monde, Foreign Policy, Al-Jazeera, Huffington Post, OpenDemocracy and many others. His publications appeared in Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, and other languages. Dr Tartir earned his BSc. from Birzeit University, Palestine, MSc. in International Development: Development Finance from the University of Manchester, UK, PhD in International Development Studies from London School of Economics (LSE).
Dr Tartir’s fields of interests include: Political Economy of Development and International Aid, Geopolitics and Political Economy of the Middle East and North Africa, State-Building and Governance in Conflict-Affected Areas, Security Sector Reform and Securitised Development, Public Policy Analysis, Political Economy of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Palestinian Politics, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict.