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Middle East Careers

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BRISMES and the LSE Middle East Centre are hosting a careers evening for students interested in working in or on the Middle East. There will be a panel discussion with professionals from four different sectors – media, academia, business and not-for-profit – followed by a networking reception, where students will have the chance to speak to other professionals also present.

It's a great opportunity to hear from and meet with experienced professionals who have been or are currently based in the region.

Join the conversation on Twitter using #LSEBRISMES


The Panel

Silvia Quattrini

Silvia is the MENA Programmes Coordinator at Minority Rights Group International and a translator with experience in the development and cultural sector. She holds a Masters in Theory and Practice of Translation from SOAS and a Masters in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies from La Sapienza (Rome).

Austen Josephs

Austen joined Alaco Limited, a London-based business intelligence consultancy in 2012. He manages a range of investigations including due diligence and dispute-related engagements, political risk and market entry advice, particularly in the MENA region. Previously, he was a broadcast journalist, having spent five years producing current affairs programmes for Al Jazeera in Qatar. He holds an MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Massachusetts and a BA in Classics from the University of Oxford.

Jessica Watkins

Jessica is Research Officer at the LSE Middle East Centre. She is part of the DFID-funded Conflict Research Programme and is researching aspects of the regional drivers of conflict in Syria and Iraq. She has a BA Hons in Oriental Studies from Cambridge University, an MA in International Relations from KCL, and a PhD on civil policing in Jordan, also from the KCL. Previously, she worked in Arabic translation and media analysis in southern Iraq for the British army, and as a research assistant at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, where she focused mostly on contemporary Iraqi politics and security issues.

Alexandra Buccianti

Alexandra has been working on the MENA region at BBC Media Action since 2011. She manages and designs media development projects with a focus on governance, humanitarian programming and youth engagement. Alexandra recently managed the “Voices of Refugees – Information and communication needs of refugees in Greece and Germany” research project which included award-winning vertical video “Your phone is a refugee’s phone“. Prior to that, she was an international observer at the Carter Center's International observation mission on the South Sudan Independence Referendum. Alexandra has an MA in comparative politics and Middle Eastern studies from Sciences Po Paris and is a published author on Arab media and culture.

Robert Lowe

Robert is Deputy Director of the LSE Middle East Centre. He is responsible for running the Centre's operations, research activities, fundraising and development. He oversees the events and publications programmes, research projects and public outreach. His main research interest is Kurdish politics, with particular focus on the Kurdish movement in Syria. Robert is also the Executive Director of BRISMES. Previously, he was Manager and Research Fellow at the MENA Programme, Chatham House from 2001–2010. He held a Research Fellowship from The Leverhulme Trust from 2008 to 2010 and was an Honorary Fellow at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, from 2008 to 2010.

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