Kurt Debeuf
Director of TIMEP Europe
Koert Debeuf

Koert Debeuf is the Director of TIMEP Europe, bringing 20 years of experience in European and Middle East politics. Mr. Debeuf was adviser, speechwriter, spokesperson of the prime minister of Belgium, and director of the Belgian think tank Prometheus. He also served in the European Parliament as chief of staff for the president of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, which sent him in 2011 to observe the Arab Spring in Cairo, where he lived until 2016, traveling extensively through the Middle East and North Africa. He is a founding member of the pro-European Spinelli Group and of the Arab Leaders for Freedom and Democracy. Mr. Debeuf is the author of Inside the Arab Revolution: Three Years on the Front Line of the Arab Spring, and has had articles published in North American, European, and Arabic newspapers and magazines. Mr. Debeuf holds an M.A. in history from the Universities of Leuven and Bologna, and is a visiting research fellow at the Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict at Oxford University. You can follow him on Twitter: @koertdebeuf.