Noura Chalati is a PhD candidate at Freie Universität in Berlin and a research fellow at ZMO in the “Learning Intelligence” research group. Her PhD project is about East German and Syrian intelligence relations (MfS-Mukhabarat) during the Cold War. She is a political scientist focused on International Political Sociology perspectives and the Levant (mainly Syria). She obtained her postgraduate degree in “International Relations of the Middle East” from the University of Edinburgh in 2019.
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2013-2019: Scholarship from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)
- German: native speaker
- English: full fluency (C2)
- Arabic (Modern Standard Arabic and Levantine Dialect): advanced proficiency (C1)
- French: advanced proficiency (C1)
Chalati, Noura. 2020. "Illness as Metaphor and Reality in Syria," Middle East Report 297 (Winter).
Chalati, Noura. 2018. “Women as the Standard-Bearers of National Identity in Rojava.” The Leviathan Journal of Politics and International Relations (Pride) 8(3): 23-24.
EISA PEC Conference Malta [online], September 15th, 2021: "The Syrian field of intelligence during the Cold War and its transnational relations." in the Section The Everyday Life of Intelligence - Critique, Reflexivity and Transdisciplinarity.
DAVO Kongress, University of Osnabrück, September 17th, 2021: "The Syrian Mukhabarat (& the Stasi) – Practices of Surveillance and Social Control during the Cold War."
Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft (DVPW), Freiburg [online], October 8th, 2020: "Ideology and Intelligence Relations: The case of the East German Ministry for State Security and the Syrian Mukhabarat apparatus, 1960-1990."
Theorienworkshop der DGA-Nachwuchsgruppe, Bochum, January/ February 2020: "Theorien und Paradigmen in den Internationalen Beziehungen."
Middle East Studies Association (MESA)
Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Vorderer Orient (DAVO)
Women's Intelligence Network (WIN)