Lisa Watanabe

Center for Security Studies of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Senior Researcher

Dr. Lisa Watanabe is a senior researcher at the Center for Security Studies of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. Before joining the Center for Security Studies in 2013, she was a research fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Studies. She is co-author of Critical Turning Points in the Middle East: 1915–2015 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), and has authored book chapters on the emergence of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), and on religion, ethnicity and state formation in Algeria. She also regularly contributes articles, policy papers and opinion pieces on North Africa following the Arab uprisings.