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Journalism and Research in the Middle East: A Conversation with Daniel Gerl

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Date(s) - 07/01/2020
7:00 am - 8:00 am

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The Department of Middle Eastern Studies, King's College London

7:00 – 8:00 am CDT

About The Event

Insights into work and travel in the Middle East will be shared at an upcoming event hosted by King’s College London.

The Institute of Middle Eastern Studies will welcome special guests for an online event which will focus on experiences of carrying out research and travel across the region.

The event, Journalism and Research in the Middle East: A Conversation with Daniel Gerlach and Inna Rudolf, is set to take place on 1 July, from 13.00 – 14.00.

At the event, Daniel Gerlach, founder of Candid Foundation, and Inna Rudolf, PhD candidate at King’s College and Research Fellow at ICSR, will share their experiences on working, travelling and undertaking research in the Middle East.

The pair will speak about how they first become interested in the region, what their most memorable moments were, when started being comfortable in Arabic, what the common understandings or maybe misconceptions among their friends and families about their work were, what it take to get published or read and what they would recommend for people pursuing careers in these fields.

The conversation will start with short inputs by Daniel and Inna and then move to a Q&A sessopm. with the participants. Inga Kristina Trauthig, who co-convenes the MENA Research Group at IMES, will chair the event.

Daniel is a German journalist, author and political analyst specialised in Middle Eastern affairs, particularly Syria and Iraq. In addition to his work as the Candid Foundation’s director general, he is the editor-in-chief of Zenith magazine. Daniel is a frequent media contributor and has also written and directed numerous documentaries on the Middle East. His latest book The Middle East is Not Yet Lost was published in March 2019 by Edition Körber.

Inna Rudolf is a member of the MENA Research Group and research fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation, King’s College London. In 2019 she was a visiting researcher at the Institute of Regional and International Studies (IRIS) at the American University of Iraq. She previously served as a representative of the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Her current research focuses on popular mobilisation tactics, security sector reform and Islamist non-state actors in Iraq.

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