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Alia Brahimi, a specialist in terrorism and political trends in the Middle East and North Africa, will provide the background to the destruction of cultural heritage in Syria and Iraq.
Dr Alia Brahimi, a specialist in terrorism and political trends in the Middle East and North Africa, is Director at Contest Global. She has held a number of academic posts, and is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Oxford University Changing Character of War Programme, at Pembroke College. In November 2015, she served as an expert witness to the UK Defence Select Committee on potential threats from the Middle East and North Africa.
Alia has significant experience advising clients in the public and private sectors on developing evidence-based risk-mitigation strategies. Building on extensive research and travel in the region, including in Iraq, Syria and Libya, she has provided in-depth analysis on geopolitical and security issues to high-level decision-makers in government and the corporate world.
Alia is the author of Jihad and Just War in the War on Terror (OUP, 2010) as well as a number of academic articles and policy briefs on jihadist ideology and strategy, Islamism, Libya, Iraq and Syria. She is regularly quoted by the international press, and appears in the broadcast media, including on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, BBC Ten O’Clock News, Al Jazeera’s Inside Story, National Public Radio (USA) and BBC Newsnight. http://contestglobal.com/alia-brahimi/