Farewell to May Darwich

May Darwich has left the GIGA to join Durham University as a Lecturer in the International Relations of the Middle East.

The IDCAR team would like to bid a fond farewell to our friend and colleague May Darwich, who has accepted a position as a Lecturer in the International Relations of the Middle East in the School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University in England. She brings a wide breadth of expertise in IR theories and Middle Eastern Politics to this position and we’re certain she will thrive in her new role. We will miss her insight and wit at the GIGA, but are excited for her and wish her the best as she embarks upon this new chapter. May will remain an associate of the GIGA institute of Middle East Studies and the IDCAR Network and we are looking forward to meeting her again on many occasions.

Beginning in March, Julia Grauvogel will transition into the position of Research Fellow with the IDCAR Network. Julia is already a member of the GIGA Institute for African Studies, and we are looking forward to working with her.