Souad Ahmadoun is a Research Assistant at Carnegie Middle East Center in Rabat. She focuses on Political Islam, Jihadism and Youth Radicalization in North Africa, as well as social and political dynamics in Morocco. She is also a PhD candidate in Political Science at Galatasaray University in Istanbul, on the Turkish Civil Society role in Political decision-making process, and on a comparison with the Arab world of the transformation processes of Turkish civil movements. She holds a MA in International Cooperation. As an intern for the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, she worked on a project related to Syrian refugees in Turkey and their impact on the whole region. She also worked as a Consular Affairs Officer at the Consulate General of Qatar in Istanbul, and was a non-resident researcher at Khaled Al-Hassan Institute in Rabat, Morocco. In addition to her academic background, Souad hasan important experience with civil society. She participated in a program on the role of women in preventing violent extremism, in the frame of the International Visitor Leadership program (IVLP) led by the US State Department. She also volunteered to work with NGOs involved with youth and the promotion of democracy and pluralism through pacific strategies.
Main Pillar: Education
Areas of Expertise: Countering Terrorism, Peace Building and Conflict Resolution
Country of Origin: Morocco
City of Residency: Rabat, Morocco