Nedra Cherif is a Senior Researcher at Luiss Mediterranean Platform. She focuses on the research component of the Dialogue Platform for Libya’s Future, monitoring the political developments in Libya (constitutional and electoral processes, national reconciliation initiatives…) and the broader MENA region, conducting research and publishing analyses and reports on related topics. She also provides policy research training to young Libyan activists, building their capacities on how to analyze, present and debate policy issues with a local and international audience.
Nedra has previously worked as a political analyst and consultant for various international organizations in the field of democracy support and peacebuilding. She has specific expertise in constitution-making, election observation, civil society support (notably youth political participation), and mediation in countries undergoing political and/or post-conflict transitions in the MENA region.
She is a graduate in International Affairs and Political Science from Sciences Po Paris and the European University Institute in Florence and is currently finalizing her PhD in Comparative Politics. She has work and academic experience in several countries, including France, Italy, the US, Tunisia and Egypt.
Working languages: English, French, Arabic, Italian.
Cherif, N., “Libya’s elections without a constitution: a risky gamble”, MEDirections, Policy Brief, 2021/59, December 2021.
Cherif, N., “The internal dimensions of the Tunisian crisis after the July 25 decisions” (in Arabic), Al-Malaf Al-Masry, No. 85, Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies (ACPSS), September 2021.
Cherif, N., “Tunisia’s 25th of July: the end of a crisis or the start of a new one?”, Al Sharq Strategic Research, August 2021.
Cherif, N., “Libya’s Constitutional Quagmire”, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Libya Brief No. 10, June 2021.
Cherif, N., “Libya’s constitution: between conflict and compromise”, MEDirections, Research Project Report, 2021/02, March 2021.
Cherif, N., « Les constitutions d’Egypte », in H. Bayoumi & K. Bennafla (eds.), Atlas de l’Egypte contemporaine, Ed. CNRS, Février 2020.
Cherif, N., “Participation in the Tunisian constitution-making process”, in T. Abbiate, M. Böckenförde & V. Federico (eds.), Does Public Participation Help? A critical analysis of African constitutionalism at the age of participation, Routledge Global Cooperation Series, December 2017.
Cherif, N., “Tunisian women in politics: From constitution makers to electoral contenders”, Fundación para la Relaciones Internacionales y el Diálogo Exterior (FRIDE), Policy Brief No. 189, November 2014.