Hamza Meddeb is a research fellow at the Middle East Directions Program at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. He is also an associate fellow of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House. Dr Meddeb was a visiting fellow at the European Council
on Foreign Relations (September-December 2016 a non-resident scholar at Carnegie Middle East Centre (January 2015- March 2016) and a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute from 2013 to 2015. ), Dr Meddeb holds a PhD in Political Science from Sciences Po Paris in 2012. His research interests lie in the intersection of political economy, security studies and state-society relations in Tunisia. He is the author of « Peripheral vision. How Europe Can help preserve Tunisia’s fragile democracy », ECFR Policy Memo, January 2017 and « L’Etat d’injustice au Maghreb. Maroc et Tunisie » (With Irène Bono, Béatrice Hibou and Mohamed Tozy), Karthala, Paris, 2015 (Book in French)
Within EMNES project, he focuses on the problematic of the state and its effectiveness in enforcing institutions.