Tarek Osman

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Tarek Osman is the EBRD’s Senior Political Counsellor for the Southern & Eastern Mediterranean. A syndicated essayist at several international newspapers, Tarek is the author of “Islamism: A History of Political Islam” (Yale University Press, 2017). His internationally bestselling book “Egypt on the Brink” (Yale, 2010) was included in Foreign Policy magazine’s 2011-top-ten books. He wrote and presented several BBC documentary series including “Minds at War” (2016), “Sands of Time” (2015), “Islam Divided” (2015), and “The Making of the Modern Arab World” (2014). Having given the 2015 inaugural lecture at Oxford University’s Middle East Centre, Oxford University Press included him among the international scholars who contributed to its 2017 book: “Democracy Under Threat”. Project-Syndicate selected him to contribute to its state of the world report, launched at the World Economic Forum, in Davos in 2017. He is currently working with Cambridge University Press on a major project on British interests in the Middle East in late nineteenth and early twentieth century.


•‘Egypt on the Brink: From Nasser to Mubarak’, Yale University Press, 2011 – Book

•‘Islamism: What it Means for the Middle East and the World’, Yale University Press, 2016 - Book









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