Sherine El Taraboulsi-McCarthy

Sherine El Taraboulsi-McCarthy

Interim Senior Research Fellow
Sherine is an expert on humanitarian politics, conflict and security in the Middle East and Africa, with about fifteen years experience in research and policy. Her career has engaged extensively with the challenges of marshalling evidence to improve development, security and humanitarian policy and practice globally with a strong focus on North Africa, Nigeria, Yemen and the Gulf countries. Her research interests include state-society relations, state formation and fragility, terrorism and extremist violence, donorship and philanthropy in conflict, and the politics of transnational networks in peace-building.

Sherine is a current member of War and Peace at Oxford; an interdisciplinary network at Oxford University, the Yemen Safe Passage Group, the British Academy’s Society for Libyan Studies and the United States Institute of Peace’s Regional Facilitators Forum. She has served as an advisor and consultant to the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists, the United States Institute of Peace, Salzburg Global Seminar, the Atlantic Council, the African Grantmakers Network, the Bertelsmann Foundation, the Cairo Regional Center for Training on Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA), Social Surveys Africa and the United Nations Volunteers’ (UNV) Programme, among others.

Sherine was a Weidenfeld-Hoffman scholar at the University of Oxford and a visiting scholar at the University of Naples "L'Orientale". Her PhD at the University of Oxford’s Department of International Development is a sociohistorical examination of state-society relations in Libya during the period between 1911 and 1969. She is currently in the process of developing her thesis into a book. 

Media coverage

Sherine's research has received extensive media coverage, including in The Guardian, Public Finance International, The Independant and Open Democracy. 


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