“Over the Periphery of the Periphery: China in the Middle East and North Africa”, Erzsébet N.Rózsa (IWE CERS, Hungary)

Erzsébet N. Rózsa is a Professor at the National University of Public Service, Budapest and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for World Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She is also an External Fellow at the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Budapest. Her fields of research include the political, security and social processes of the Middle East, Egypt, Iran, the Iranian nuclear debate, nuclear non-proliferation, as well as the Euro-Mediterranean cooperation institutions. She has published a book (in Hungarian) entitled The Arab Spring. The transformation of the Middle East in 2015, and another one with co-authors entitled The caliphate of the Islamic State in 2016. Her most recent publications in MENARA project are the Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Middle East and (together with Rasmus A. Boserup, Eckart Woertz, Hiba Hassan and Luciano Zaccara) the Restoration, transformation and adaptation: authoritarianism after 2011 in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Iran.  Erzsébet N. Rózsa holds an MA in Arabic Studies, Iranian Studies and English Studies, and a PhD in International Relations.

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