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.
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)
"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.
Middle East Studies Association (MESA)
Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Vorderer Orient (DAVO)
Women's Intelligence Network (WIN)