Hamed El Said, PhD

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In Brief: 
   Hamed El-Said is Chair and Professor of International Business and Political Economy. Professor El-Said served as an advisor to the United Nations’ 1267 Al-Qaeda Taliban Monitoring Team, the Arab Thought Forum (founded and chaired by HRH Prince Hassan ben Talal of Jordan), and to the United nations Counter Terrorism Implementation Task Force, where he was responsible for assisting Member States implement the United Nations Global Counter Terrorism Strategy, as well as developing and implementing national and regional Counter Terrorism Strategies. 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. This position was responsible for analysing counter radicalisation and de-radicalisation programs of United Nations Member States in order to identify best practices and lessons to be derived. The findings were collated in a report submitted to the United Nations Member States in late 2008, and which was published on the United Nations website: (http://www.un.org/terrorism/pdfs/radicalization.pdf). Between 2014 and 2017, he served as the most senior advisor to the United Nations Counter Terrorism Implementation Task Force (UNCTITF).

 Professor El-Said has published extensively on the Middle East and North Africa. He is the co-author of Aid and Power in the Middle East and North Africa, and Economic Liberalisation, Social Capital and Social Welfare in the Arab World (both published in 2009 by Palgrave McMillan with Professor Jane Harrigan). His latest work includes a book entitled Globalisation, Democratisation and Radicalisation in the Arab World (with Jane Harrigan, Macmillan Palgrave, 2011), and Deradicalising Islamists: Learning from Counter Radicalisation and De-radicalisation Programmes of Muslim-Majority States (Routledge, 2012, in print).


Professor El-Said is best contacted at his private email and mobile number:

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