ABRAHAM Iris, MA

  • Position :
  • Adjunct Professor Middle Eastern Studies

  • Department :
  • International Affairs
  • Phone :
  • +32 471 877 211
  • E-mail :
  • iabraham@globalgovernance.eu
  • Office hours :
  • Upon request
  • Nationality :
  • German
  • Languages :
  • German (native); English, French, Dutch (fluent); Russian and Arabic (proficient to basic)
  • Education :
  • Master’s of Arts in Law and Diplomacy – The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Boston, USA (2009)

    • Focus: Conflict Resolution & International Negotiations/ Southwest Asia and Islamic Civilizations
    • Master Thesis: “Power-sharing and Shi’ite Identity Politics in Modern-State Lebanon”
    • Research papers:
      • “Prospects for US /Syrian engagement and for talking to Hamas"
      • “Analysis of the establishment of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (Hariri Tribunal)”
      • “Analysis of the Qatari mediation efforts leading up to the Doha Agreement in May 2008”

     

    European and Comparative Law – University of Maastricht, The Netherlands (2001)

  • Teaching :
  • Vesalius College: 2013 – present

    • Executive Course in Global Risk Analysis and Crisis Management (GRACM): Media and Conflict/Peacebuilding
    • Introduction to the History of the Modern Middle East
  • Research area(s) :
    • Peacebuilding in Divided Societies
    • Middle East Peace Process
    • EU-Middle East Diplomacy
    • Political Islam
    • Peacebuilding in Lebanon and Syria
    • UN Peacekeeping
    • Media and Violent Conflict
  • Research Project(s) :
  • INFOCORE

  • Honours & Awards :
    • Board of Overseers Scholar, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (2007)
    • Represented Maastricht University  at the “Rene Cassin” European Human Rights Moot Court Competition, Strasbourg, France (2000)