Houssein Al Malla

Doctoral Researcher | Representative of Doctoral Researchers

Houssein Al Malla

  • Short CV

    • October 2022 - Present: Doctoral Researcher at the GIGA Doctoral Program. Provisionary Dissertation Title: Personality and Foreign Policy: The Role of Political Psychology in Accounting for the Outcomes of International Sanctions.
    • August - September 2022: Student Research Assistant at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt (Regional Research Center Transformations of Political Violence (TraCe)).
    • October 2021 - September 2022: Student Research Assistant at the Peace Research Institute, Frankfurt (Research Group on Terrorism).
    • November 2021 - March 2022: Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt (Public Administration and Finance Module).
    • November 2021 - September 2022: Editorial Assistant for the Africa Spectrum Journal.
    • August 2021 - Present: Student Assistant at the Rule of Law Programme, Middle East and North Africa, of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.
    • August 2021 - August 2022: Student Research Assistant at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (Project: The Termination of International Sanctions: Causes, Processes, and Domestic Consequences).
    • 2020 - 2022: Masters of Public Policy (MPP) from the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt, Germany (recipient of the Dietmar Herz Award and the Director's Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Academic Achievement). DAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholar for Public Policy and Good Governance.
    • 2018: Visiting Student at the Paris Institute of Political Studies, (Sciences Po), Paris.
    • 2016 - 2019: Bachelor's degree in Political Science / International Affairs with a minor in Conflict Analysis and Resolution (with Honors) from the Lebanese American University, Beirut. 

    Current Research

    • International Sanctions
    • Foreign Policy Analysis
    • Political Psychology
    • Leadership Trait Analysis
    • International Security

    Countries and Regions

    • Sub-Saharan Africa
    • Middle East and North Africa (MENA) 
    • Lebanon
    • Iran

    Houssein Al Malla

    Doctoral Researcher / Representative of Doctoral Researchers

    houssein.almalla@giga-hamburg.de


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