Hanen Keskes is a politics PhD candidate researching security sector reform and counterterrorism in Tunisia.
Concomitantly, Hanen continues to work with the Natural Resource Governance Institute. In this role, she provides strategic and programmatic support to Middle East and North Africa (MENA) projects, including establishing and implementing a regional research agenda, as well as leading the Natural Resource Governance MENA Knowledge Hub, an annual course targeting regional civil society actors, media, and policy-makers. She has previously led NRGI's Tunisia civil society capacity building and grant-making efforts and contributed to the design and implementation of NRGI's media training programs.
Hanen was also a projects manager with BBC Media Action North Africa, where he was responsible for Libya operations. She also worked with Tunisia's first English newspaper, Tunisia Live, where she was a reporter for the website and a fixer for international media. She wrote about human and women's rights in Tunisia for international media outlets such as Al Jazeera English and Vice.
Middle East and North Africa Studies
Security Sector Reform
Hanen's PhD research examines the extent to which the democratic governance objectives of security sector reform be reconciled with a global counter terrorism agenda in a democratic transition from… read more
Hanen's PhD research examines the extent to which the democratic governance objectives of security sector reform be reconciled with a global counter terrorism agenda in a democratic transition from authoritarian rule.
Previously, Hanen was lead Tunisia Researcher for an ESRC Global Challenges Research Funded- Education and skills research project titled "youth engagement and skills acquisition within Africa's transport sector: promoting a gender agenda towards transition into meaningful work."