Adham Hamed is a diplomat and peace and conflict researcher. He currently serves at the German Foreign Office in Berlin, where he works as Desk Officer for the Protection of Journalists, Media Makers and Free Speech Defenders in Crises and Conflicts. In this capacity he has been responsible for developing the international line of the Hannah-Arendt-Initiative, the Federal Republic of Germany’s new national programme for the protection of journalists.
Previously he has worked as a Peace and Conflict Researcher at the University of Innsbruck’s Department of Political Science as well as at the Unit for Peace and Conflict Studies. He has been Austrian Coordinator of the Austrian Development Cooperation funded APPEAR project HU-UIBK Partnership for Strengthening Institutional Capacity in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation as well as project manager if the UNDP funded project Education for Peace in the Iraqi Higher Education System, in which he authored the study Elicitive Peace and Conflict Monitoring: A Pilot Study in Iraq. His research focuses on the areas of peace processes, multi-track diplomacy, elicitive conflict transformation with a focus on the Middle East and the Horn of Africa.
Adham Hamed is author of ‘the monographs Elicitive Curricular Development: A Manual for Scholar-Practitioners Developing Courses in International Peace Studies’ (2019, together with Josefina Echavarría Alvarez and Noah Taylor, ‘Speaking the Unspeakable: Sounds of the Middle East Conflict’ (2016) and editor of ‘Revolution as a Process: The Case of the Egyptian Uprising’ and founder of the Many Peaces Magazine.He has studied at the University of Vienna, the United Nations mandated University for Peace and the University of Innsbruck.
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