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Toufic Haddad joins CBRL's Kenyon Institute as Deputy Director

Toufic Haddad joins CBRL's Kenyon Institute as Deputy Director

Toufic Haddad joined CBRL’s Kenyon Institute as Deputy Director in October 2018.

Before coming to the Kenyon Institute, Toufic had an eclectic academic and professional background, working as a journalist, editor, publisher, researcher, and consultant. This included working in various local NGOs and international organizations (UNDP, UNOCHA) as well as co-publishing and editing the monthly magazine, Between the Lines. He has extensively spoken and published on the Israel-Palestine conflict, and has been featured in an assortment of books, print, television and online media, both academic and popular.

Toufic completed his PhD in Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London in 2015, focusing his research on the political economy of neoliberal approaches to conflict resolution and statebuilding in the Occupied Palestinian Territory from 1993-2013. His doctoral research was subsequently transformed into Palestine Ltd: Neoliberalism and Nationalism in the Occupied Territory (I.B. Tauris, 2016), which also came out in paperback in 2018, and has been well-received. He is the author of two other books focusing on the breakdown of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and the second Palestinian intifada, and how globalization and the anti-globalization movement related to the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Toufic recently engaged in postdoctoral research for the Arab Council for Social Sciences exploring the political economy of siege and resilience in the Gaza Strip – a topic he aims to write another book on. His research interests include political economy, development, peacebuilding, statebuilding, social movements, post-conflict reconstruction, migration, and cultural production in Palestine and the broader Middle East.

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