Ms. Sherine El Taraboulsi is a Research Fellow with the Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in London and a DPhil Candidate at the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford. She is also a member of the MENA Regional Facilitators Forum, a mediation and conflict resolution network set up by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP).
Sherine's doctoral thesis is on the role of civil society in state formation in divided countries with a focus on Libya pre-Qaddafi (1911-1969). Other recent research by her has focused on the role of women in radical movements in Northern Nigeria, the conflict in Yemen, and on civil society in Tunisia, Libya and Egypt. She was Projects Manager at the Regional Partnership on Culture and Development (FHI 360) and Research Manager at the Gerhart Center, American University in Cairo. She has also served as a consultant to the Salzburg Global Seminar, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), the Cairo Regional Center for Training on Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA), Social Surveys Africa and the United Nations Volunteers’ (UNV) programme.