Tony Blair Institute for Global Change


Maxwell Gardiner

Mercy Corps, Security and Program Analyst


Maxwell Gardiner is a security and program analyst at Mercy Corps, where he focuses on the Levant region. Previously he worked as a research consultant at the Carnegie Middle East Center, supporting projects on security sector reform, Lebanese politics and jihadist groups in Syria, and at UN-ESCWA, where he contributed to "An Overview of the Arab Security Sector Amidst Political Transition: A Reflection on Legacies, Functions and Perceptions" published through the Emerging Conflict and Related Issues division. His masters research at the American University of Beirut has focused on the relationship between political patronage and confessional politics in Lebanon.

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