Wael Abdul-Shafi
Program Associate, Middle East and North Africa

Wael is a Program Associate for the Regional Security Initiative, where he coordinates the institute’s Middle East and North Africa work from the Brussels office. Wael holds an MSc in International Administration from the University of Gothenburg and a B.A. in International Relations from Malmö University. He previously interned at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and subsequently was a consultant for SIPRI on Military Expenditure in the Middle East. Before that he worked as a Seminar Assistant at the EU Office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, and as an Intern at UNRWA in Jordan. Besides his native Arabic and German, he also speaks English and Swedish.