Emadeddin Badi is a researcher who specializes in governance, post-conflict stabilization, hybrid security and peace building. He has regularly provided consultancy to international organizations, agencies, and civil society organizations on programming and activities through capacity building, research and strategic planning. Emad has conducted regular field research in North Africa, primarily on avenues for reform of Libya’s security institutions, armed violence, war economies, armed actors and cross-border crime.
He currently works as a Senior Analyst for the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime and is a non-resident Senior Fellow with the Middle East Program at the Atlantic Council, where he focuses primarily on the geopolitical dimensions of the Libyan conflict. Previously, he was a nonresident scholar at the Counterterrorism and Extremism Program at the Middle East Institute as well as resident Policy Leader Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Badi holds a bachelors in business and economics from the University of Essex, a bachelors in French language from the University of Tripoli in Libya as well as a postgraduate degree in violence, conflict and development from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London (SOAS), University of London. Follow him on Twitter @emad_badi