The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) is honored to have eight prominent academics join the editorial board of Rowaq Arabi, a journal launched by CIHRS in 1996. Their research focuses on issues of democratization and human rights, and their addition to the board will promote the journal’s role as a critical intellectual and political platform for discussion and debate on human rights in the Arab region.
The editorial board includes:
Anthony Tirado Chase, Professor of Diplomacy and World Affairs at Occidental College in California and Chair of its Young Initiative on the Global Political Economy.
Eberhard Kienle is Research Director and professor of politics at Sciences Po, the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) in France. Previously he held the position of director for the Institute for the Study of the Arab and Muslim World (IREMAM) in Aix-en-Provence and the French Near East Institute (Ifpo) in Beirut.
Ezzedine C. Fishere is a writer, novelist and former diplomat who has conducted diplomatic missions in the Middle East for the Egyptian government (1989-2007), the United Nations (2001-2005), and the Arab League (2011-2014).
Lynn Welchman is Professor of Law at SOAS, University of London, with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa. She specialises in law and society, Muslim family law, women’s rights and human rights. She is a member of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic.
Michele Dunne is a non-resident scholar in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she also served as a senior associate and editor of the Arab Reform Bulletin from 2006 to 2011. She was the founding director of the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council, where she served from 2011 to 2013.
Noha Aboueldahab is Assistant Professor at Georgetown University in Qatar, where she specialises in international law and transitional justice. She is also Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Middle East Council on Global Affairs, and was previously a Fellow and Non-Resident Fellow at the Brookings Institution.
Robert Springborg is Research Fellow at the Italian Institute of International Affairs in Rome and Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. He is editor in chief of the Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Egypt and co-editor of The Political Economy of Education in the Arab World.
Zahra’ Langhi is an academic researcher at the Jena Center for Reconciliation Studies Center at Friedrich Schiller University, a former United Nations diplomat, and the co-founder and CEO of the Libyan Women’s Platform for Peace (LWPP).
Rowaq Arabi is a specialised journal that was launched in print and began publication in 2017 as an electronic journal. For over 25 years, the journal has acted as a unique platform for researchers and human rights defenders to analyse and discuss human rights policies and developments in countries of the Arab region, through the use of an array of epistemological approaches towards the social sciences, humanities, and law.
The Rowaq Arabi journal was founded by Egyptian researcher and intellectual Dr. Mohamed al-Sayed Said, who also co-founded the CIHRS; he served as the editor-in-chief of the journal until his death in 2009.
Rowaq Arabi seeks to understand the political, social, economic, cultural, and historical contexts, as well as international and regional factors, that influence respect for human rights. It is also a space for the discussion of new developments related to international and regional instruments for the protection of human rights.
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