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Daniela Huber

Head of the Mediterranean, Middle East and Africa Programme; The International Spectator co-editor

Daniela Huber is Head of the Mediterranean, Middle East and Africa Programme at the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) and Editor of The International Spectator. She is also adjunct professor at Roma Tre University where she teaches a M.A. course on International Politics. She holds the Italian national habilitation to function as associate professor in Political Science (2017; unanimous approval), a Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2013), an M.A. in International Relations from the Free University of Berlin (2006) and a B.A. in Political Science from the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen (2003).
Currently, she is workpackage co-leader in the Horizon projects SHAPEDEM-EU and BRIDGES, and researcher in the Jean-Monnet Network EUMENIA and in the Horizon 2020 Project ITFLOWS. Previously, she has won and scientifically co-coordinated the European Commission funded Horizon 2020 Project MEDRESET between 2016 and 2019, has been work package leader in the H2020 project EU-LISTCO, and mentor in the Marie-Curie funded European Joint Doctorate Programme GEM-STONES. She has also won individual research grants from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Gerda Henkel Foundation.
Her research interests include IR theories and methodologies, international relations and contemporary politics in the Middle East, as well as EU and US foreign policy towards and their role in conflicts in the Middle East. On these issues, she has published two monographs (Palgrave and State University of New York Press), 14 peer-reviewed articles, 7 edited books, 6 book chapters and numerous research papers and commentaries. She has worked for the United Nations and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in the Middle East and has pursued extensive field research in the region as she lived for 5 years in Jerusalem, and organized/participated in workshops and conferences in Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey.


Middle East
North Africa
US foreign policy
EU external relations


In the media

  • The Diplomat - Huber: Power Play in Post-Coup Turkey

    21 September 2016