Dr. Brahim Saidy is an Assistant Professor at the Department of International Affairs, in the College of Arts & Sciences at Qatar University. Before he joined Qatar University, he served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in International Relations at the University of Ottawa and Laval University in Canada. He has taught Contemporary Geopolitics, Political Problems in the Middle East at University of Québec in Montréal (UQAM), and Contemporary Security Issues at the University of Sherbrooke. His research interests are in international security institutions with a focus on NATO, civil-military relations in the Arab World, contemporary security and post-conflict reconstruction. He has published several articles and two books on these topics. Presently, he is working on Security Sector Reform (SSR) in the Maghreb.
Brahim Saidy obtained his Ph.D in International Relations from the UQAM in June 2009. The subject of his thesis was NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue with the Maghreb countries. He also holds a master’s degree from Laval University, a graduate degree in Strategic Studies and Defense Policy from the High School of International Relations in Paris and he received a bachelor’s degree in Public Law from Mohamed V University in Rabat. He has held a post-doctoral position at NATO Defence College in Rome. He is often invited by Canadian and Arabic media to comment on current events in the Maghreb and Middle East. He speaks Arabic, French and English.