[Jointly organised with the Centre for International Studies, DPIR]
Raffaella A. Del Sarto is Associate Professor of Middle East Studies at the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), SAIS Europe at Bologna, and a part-time professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute in Florence, Italy. She previously directed the research project `BORDERLANDS: Boundaries, Governance, and Power in the European Union’s Relations with North Africa and the Middle East’, funded by the European Research Council. From 2007 to 2011, she was a research fellow at the Middle East Centre of St Antony’s College and at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University of Oxford. She is the author of Contested State Identities and Regional Security in the Euro-Mediterranean Area. Her latest book Israel under Siege: The Politics of Insecurity and the Rise of the Israeli Neo-Revisionist Right was published with Georgetown University Press in July 2017.