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Dr. Dalia Ghanem

Dr. Dalia Ghanem is a resident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, where her work examines political and extremist violence, radicalization, Islamism, and jihadism with an emphasis on Algeria. She also focuses on the participation of women in jihadist groups. Ghanem has been a guest speaker on these issues in various conferences and a regular commentator in different Arab and international print and audio-visual media.  

Ghanem was previously an El-Erian fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Center. Before joining Carnegie in 2013, she was a teaching associate at Williams College in Massachusetts, and she also served as a research assistant at the Center for Political Analysis and Regulation at the University of Versailles.

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استطاع النظام في الجزائر أن يتغير ويتأقلم مع مرور الوقت، إلا أنه لم يُظهر أي تغيير جوهري.


Carnegie’s Dalia Ghanem appeared on Al Jazeera’s "Listening Post" to discuss the ongoing situation in Algeria. Ghanem stated that at the beginning of the recent Algerian protests, the state-run media was given clear instructions not to cover the protests. Ghanem also mentioned that Algerians dislike qualifying their movement as part of the Arab Spring.


Carnegie’s Dalia Ghanem joined Al Jazeera English's 'Inside Story', hosted by Hazem Sika, to discuss the transition of power in Algeria. Ghanem commented that the Algerian people are unlikely to accept Abdel Kader Ben Salah as Acting President for a transitional government. She continued to say that the Alegrians have been succesful in achieving tentative objectives such as Bouteflika's candadacy withdrawl and resignation.


Carnegie’s Dalia Ghanem joined Al Jazeera English's The Stream, to discuss what lies ahead for Algeria following Bouteflika's resignation. Ghanem commented that the Algerian political system is complex, making it difficult for the protestors to uproot it entirely. She continued to say that Algerians showed a great degree of political maturity by standing up for their rights in a peaceful way.

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