Omar El Okdah
Policy Analyst | firstname.lastname@example.org
Omar El Okdah joined IPI in November 2012. Omar focuses on research projects and policy consulting related to transition in the Arab world in the post-2011 political climate and regional cooperation in the Middle East though his research interests also include civil-military relations and the interplay between religion and politics in the region. He has served as rapporteur for various IPI meetings on the "Middle East in Transition" project which focuses on the political implications of the humanitarian crisis emanating from Syria and writes regularly for the Global Observatory online platform. Prior to IPI, Omar worked as a research assistant to the Chairman of the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA) and, following the uprising of January 2011, became a permanent member of the newly established Egyptian Initiative for Prevention of Corruption (EGIPC): an organization aimed at improving the legislative framework for combating corruption in the public sector.Omar received a Master’s in Political Science from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s in History from the University of Oxford (Magdalen College) where he wrote a thesis on the history of civil-military relations in Egypt during the late Nasser era. He is a bilingual Arabic and English speaker and has basic knowledge of French.
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