Title: Manager – Public Policy Lab
Area of expertise: Geopolitics of the Middle East and North Africa, Islamic studies, Shia studies, Islam in France
Akram Zaoui is an international relations specialist at the Policy Center for the New South, where he works on the geopolitics of the Middle East and North Africa. After several experiences that led him to work for public and private entities in Jordan, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates, he devoted himself for almost 2 years to the issue of Islam in France. In this context, he has contributed to academic productions and field missions and has been in charge of the coordination, preparation and evaluation of the action of different actors involved in the issue (public institutions, private operators, civil society organizations and personalities, media, and academic institutions and researches,). He holds a Dual Degree in Corporate and Public Management from HEC Paris (“Programme Grande Ecole”) and Sciences Po (“Ecole d’Affaires Publiques”) as well as a Bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.