Lisa Watanabe

Senior researcher at the Center for Security Studies of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Profile

Dr Lisa Watanabe is a senior researcher at the Center for Security Studies of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. Before joining the Center for Security Studies in 2013, she was a research fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. She is co-author of Critical Turning Points in the Middle East: 1915–2015 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) and has authored book chapters and journal articles on the emergence of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), ISIS in North Africa, radicalisation in Tunisia and the conflict in Libya, as well as religion, ethnicity and state formation in Algeria.

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