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Dr Eya Jrad.

Dr. Eya Jrad is an Assistant Professor of security studies in Tunisia.  She is also the founding director of ‘Al Meshkat for Applied Research and Technical Assistance, a centre committed to supporting emerging leaders, strengthening organizational capacity and informing public policies.

Eya holds a PhD in International Relations Law. She has over 11 years of experience specializing in the Institutional Governance and Reform, P/CVE, the Rule of Law, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion and MEL. She has gained practical experience working in Tunisia and the broader MENA region (Libya, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Sudan, Yemen, Iraq and

Kuwait). She comments or writes regularly for several national and international media outlets.


Publications & Book Reviews:

  • Konrad Adenauer Stiftung- Regional Programme Political Dialogue and Regional Integration in the Southern Mediterranean (October 2021).  Mapping Jihadist Groups in North Africa; their ideologies and linkages. In “Jihadism in North Africa” (collective study) (October 2021).  Available at


  • Konrad Adenauer Stiftung- Regional Programme Political Dialogue and Regional Integration in the Southern Mediterranean (June 2021).  When the Margins Rise: The Case of Ouargla and Tataouine (co-authored with Dr. Dalia Ghanem).  Available at

  • APSA MENA Political Section: “Understanding Securitization in The Tunisian Context; Motives and Mechanisms” (Under Review).

  • Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

  • The Recora Institute and Violence Prevention Network (2019).  Title: ‘The Art of Seeing Promise over Risk’. A Collective Practioners’ Handbook on Preventing,Countering and Exit programs (of) Violent Extremism.

  • Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS) project “Teaching “IR” in the Arab World”.  April, 2019. Title: "De-Westernizing Security Studies in North Africa". Revue de Droit International et de Droit Comparé, 2, 2018.

  • “Participatory Democracy, Civil Society and Social Europe: A Legal and Political Perspective, by Gautier Busschaert””. (Under the Supervision of Prof. Mounir Snoussi).

  • The Arab Reform Initiative (ARI).  Title: “Border Security in Tunisia”, December 2015.  Available at

  • The Olive Branch – The United States Institute of Peace ‘s Blog, July 2013. Title: “ A Killing in Tunis: Will Tunisia’s Transition Survive?” Available at

  • The Arab Program for Human Rights Magazine ‘Noshataa’ (نشطاء). Title: “Study of the Draft of the New Decree on the Press, Printing and Publishing in Tunisia” (original title in Arabic), November 2011.  Title: “The New Laws of Political Parties in the Arab world: Egypt and Syria as examples (original title Arabic), October 2011.


  • Title: “A Critical Reading into Education in Tunisia” (original title in Arabic), October 2011. Title: “The Military Trials Following 2011: The Other Face of Justice”, (original title in Arabic). September 2011.



  • International Organization for Migration (IOM), North Africa RDPP Development Pillar. November 2016.  Title: “Needs Assessment of Displaced Populations & Host Communities in Libya”.  Available at

  • We Love Sousse, April 2016.  Title: “Being young in the Maghreb: Challenges and opportunities; A manual on the Arab Maghreb Union and possible with its young citizens”. (Original Title in French : “Etre jeune au Maghreb: Défis et opportunités ; Un manuel sur l’Union du Maghreb Arabe et les relations possibles entre l’UMA et les jeunes citoyens).

  • The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)- International Development Law Organization (IDLO) Research Study, April 2015.  Title: “Promotion of Diversion and Alternative Measures to Detention For Children In Conflict With The Law”.  Available at

  • I Watch Tunisia in partnership with Transparency International, May 2014. Title: “Study and analysis on: Political corruption in Tunisia” (original title Arabic).  Available at

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