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Sherine El Taraboulsi-McCarthy

Senior Research Fellow

Politics and Governance, ODI MED

Portrait of Sherine El Taraboulsi-McCarthy

Sherine El Taraboulsi-McCarthy has over 15 years of regional and international expertise in humanitarian policy, sustainable development, strategic philanthropy, youth civic engagement, conflict, security and peace.

Prior to joining ODI, Sherine held positions at FHI360, the American University in Cairo and the Library of Alexandria. She continues to serve as an adviser to a number of international organisations and initiatives and is a member of the Yemen Safe Passage Group and the British Academy’s Society for Libyan Studies.

Sherine has published in various key academic and policy journals and outlets. These include the Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of the Middle East, as well as book chapters in edited volumes with Palgrave Macmillan and James Currey. She has published over 50 working papers and articles on humanitarian politics, conflict and security especially on the Middle East and North Africa. She has also been featured in a number of media outlets such as al Jazeera, the BBC, RT, Thomson Reuters, the Guardian and others.

Sherine was a Weidenfeld-Hoffman scholar at the University of Oxford and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Naples ‘L’Orientale’. She holds a doctorate from the Department of International Development and St. Cross College, University of Oxford. Her countries of expertise are Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Iran, Nigeria, Italy and the UK.

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