Jana Jabbour has a PhD in Political Science and International Relations. She is a lecturer at Sciences Po Paris and the University of Saint-Joseph in Beirut, and a research associate at Centre de Recherches Internationales (CERI) and Institut de Recherches sur le Moyen-Orient (IREMMO), where her research and publications mostly focus on the MENA region’s political economy and international relations. She is also a co-founder of a research group on “Rising powers in the international system” whose aim is to examine the role of the BRICS and other rising middle powers in world governance.
Ms. Jabbour is an expert of contemporary Turkey. Her PhD (received from Sciences Po with summa cum laude distinction) focused on Turkey’s foreign policy in the Middle East under the Justice and Development Party and President Erdoğan’s rule. It will be published in at Press Universitaires de France (PUF), and translated into English, Arabic and Turkish. Between 2009 and 2013, Ms. Jabbour worked as an analyst in Business intelligence and Due Diligence at Controls Risks (London office) and Deloitte Corporate Finance Limited (Dubai office). In addition to her research work, Ms. Jabbour is an external consultant for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs on issues related to Turkey. She is a regular guest speaker at various media outlets, including FRANCE 24, LCI, M6, RFI, and Radio Orient France, and a regulator news commentator for Le Figaro and The Huffington Post.