Hamed El Said, PhD

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Hamed K. El-Said, PhD – Chair and Professor of International Business and International Political Economy at the Manchester Met University. Between 2008-13, he served as senior advisor to the United Nations al-Qaeda and Taliban Monitoring Team, and is an active member of the Arab Thought Forum, founded and presided over by HRH Prince Hassan ben Talal of Jordan. From 1990-92, served as a member of the Centre for Strategic Studies at Royal Scientific Society (Amman-Jordan), then the research arm of HRH Prince Hassan ben Talal of Jordan between .

In 2008, he headed the research team of the United Nations Counter Implementation Task Force’s Working Group on Addressing Radicalisation and Extremism that Lead to Terrorism. During this post, Professor El-Said was responsible for authoring the 1st United Nations Report on Inventory of Counter Radicalisation and Deradicalisation Programs in the World in 2008  (http://www.un.org/terrorism/pdfs/radicalization.pdf).

Between 2014 and 2017, Professor El-Said served as the most senior advisor to the United Nations Counter Terrorism Implementation Task Force (UNCTITF). In 2017 he also authored the 1st United Nations Report on Improving Understanding for Foreign Terrorist Fighters Phenomenon.   

Professor El-Said is best known for his work on radicalisation, deradicalisation and counter radicalisation, as well as on economic and political reforms in the Arab World, with particular emphasis on the social and economic impact of IMF/World Bank Stabilisation and Structural Adjustment Programmes in the Middle East and North Africa. His research profile and interests also included work on New Institutional Economics, Social Capital and Terrorism in general.

He published extensively on the Arab World. His books include: New Approaches to Countering Terrorism (2015); ‘Globalisation, Democratisation and Radicalisation in the Arab World’ (With Jane Harrigan, 2011), ‘Deradicalising Violent Extremists: Learning from Counter Radicalisation and De-radicalisation programmes of Muslim-Majority States’ (Routledge, 2013), and New Approaches in Fighting Terrorism: Designing and Evaluating Counter Radicalisation and Deradicalisation Programs. He is a Jordanian by birth but lives and works in the United Kingdom. 


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