Ahmed Badawi is the Co-Executive Director of Transform: Centre for Conflict Engagement and Political Development , a Berlin-based organisation which he co-founded in 2007, as well as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Middle Eastern and North African Politics at the Free University of Berlin.  He was awarded a PhD in Political Science from Humboldt University, Berlin in 2011.


“At the moment I’m in my house in Khan Yunis, in the south of the Gaza Strip. It’s quiet, but there is no electricity and there are some airplanes in the sky. It’s a bit tense because we don’t know what will happen. It seems that there are some escalations, from what we heard on the news, so we don’t know what is going to happen.”

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Dr. Othman Al-Helli has written a joint paper “High resolution MR anatomy of the subthalamic nucleus: Imaging at 9.4 T with histological validation” NeuroImage 59 (2012) 2035–2044.

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"There has been a trend in recent years of Palestinian permanent residents of East Jerusalem applying for – and getting – Israeli citizenship. Will this trend provide freedom, or further fragment Palestinian national identity?"

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Antar Abdellah Antar launches a new website detailing his work as a Associate professor of TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) at South Valley University, Faculty of Education, Qena, Egypt. It includes his CV, blog and photo diary. He is a published author of many books on linguistics, translation and analysing Shakespeare.

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Fadel Al-Hababi publishes an article on Virology: Gene Expression Profiling Indicates the Roles of Host Oxidative Stress, Apoptosis, Lipid Metabolism, and Intracellular Transport Genes in the Replication of Hepatitis (2010).

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Ahmed Badawi, Research Fellow at the Zentrum Moderner Orient speaks about politics with Quadriga TV, Kevin Hoffmann (Business Correspondent for Der Tagespiegel) and Quentin Peel (International Affairs Editor of the Financial Times).

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Saifedean Ammous writes about bitcoins, the future of electronic currency and the possibilities for growth, poverty alleviation and international development, in a paper for Columbia University.

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Shaswar Baban publishes the co-authored paper: “Wireless Standard classification in Cognitive Radio Networks using Self-Organizing Maps”.

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Johnny J Touma and colleagues on how Drosophila Polycomb complexes restrict neuroblast competence to generate motoneurons.

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