Rosemary Hollis

Qualification: Former Professor of International Politics, City University of London

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In her career Rosemary has worked in academia and the ‘think tank’ community, focusing on the involvement of the EU, the US and the UK in conflicts in the Middle East. She was Director of the Olive Tree Scholarship Programme for Palestinians and Israelis (2008-16) and Professor of Middle East Policy Studies (2012-18) at City, University of London. Before that, Rosemary was Director of Research (2005-08) and Head of the Middle East Programme (1995-2005) at Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs) in London. From 1990-95 she was Head of the Middle East Programme at RUSI (the Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies). She gained her PhD in Political Science from George Washington University in Washington, DC, where she also taught for several years in the 1980s. She has an MA in War Studies (1975) and BA in History (1974) from King’s College, University of London. She has published extensively on issues to do with the international politics of the Middle East and is currently completing a book about cross-conflict dialogue and the role of national narratives in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.