Noura Chalati

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

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 Noura Chalati
Noura Chalati


Since 2019
Research Fellow in the Project “Learning Intelligence: The Exchange of Secret Service Knowledge between Germany and the Arab Middle East 1960 – 2010”
2016 - 2017
Student Assistant in the Projects “Muslim Worlds – World of Islam? Conceptions, Practices, and Crises of the Global” and “Habitats and Habitus. Politics and Aesthetics of Religious World-Making”


Since 2019
Doctoral Candidate at Freie Universität Berlin
2017 - 2019
M.Sc. International Relations of the Middle East with Advanced Arabic, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (with Distinction)
Three-month Intensive Language Course at Qasid Arabic Institute, Amman, Jordan
2015 - 2016
Year Abroad, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Lyon (Sciences Po Lyon), France
2013 - 2017
B.A. Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany


2013-2019: Scholarship from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)


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.


  • German: native speaker
  • English: full fluency (C2)
  • Arabic (Modern Standard Arabic and Levantine Dialect): advanced proficiency (C1)
  • French: advanced proficiency (C1)

Workshops and Conferences

"Ideology and Intelligence Relations: The case of the East German Ministry for State Security and the Syrian Mukhabarat apparatus, 1960-1990." At Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft (DVPW), Freiburg [online] October 8th, 2020.


Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Vorderer Orient (DAVO)

Women's Intelligence Network (WIN)