BIO: “Dr. Jamal Abdullah is a Senior Researcher at TRT WORLD Research Centre in Istanbul. He served as an Academic Visitor at the Middle East Centre, Saint Antony’s College, University of Oxford in the UK (2016-2017). Before joining the University of Oxford, he worked as Researcher and Head of the Gulf Studies Unit at Al Jazeera Centre for Studies, part of Al Jazeera Media Network in Doha- Qatar (2011 – 2016). Jamal served as a Visiting Lecturer at NATO Defense College (NDC), in Rome- Italy (2012-2015), and a Visiting Lecturer at the Diplomatic Institute, part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in Doha- Qatar (2014-2016). He is a member of the Arab Foresight Group, created in 2014 by the European Union Institute for Security Studies in Paris- France (EUISS).
Jamal holds a Ph.D. in International Relations Law from the University of Avignon in France, and a Master degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from Jean Moulin University (Lyon 3) in Lyon- France. He holds also two more Master’s degree in Political Science and in Political Sociology from Lumiere University (Lyon 2) and Science Po Lyon in France. Jamal was a Visiting Researcher at the Middle East Centre, LSE (London School of Economics) in the UK in November 2015, and a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for International Relations of the MENA, University of Cambridge, UK in September 2014. Jamal has authored a book on “Qatar’s Foreign Policy 1995 – 2013: Leverages and Strategies” (published in May 2014), and he is the Co-editor of a second book on “The Gulf in a Changing Strategic Context” (published in January 2014). Under his guidance and supervision. Jamal launched a third book on “The March of the Gulf Cooperation: Current Challenges and Possible Scenarios”, (published in January 2015).”
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