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Negah Angha is a PhD Candidate in the Department of War Studies. Her research interests include the role of religion, conflict and peacebuilding in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as ethical practices and local conflict resolution techniques in Sufi communities in the diaspora and MENA region. She holds an MA in International Peace and Conflict Resolution (2002) and MBA (2005) from American University. She is also a member of Chatham House, co-convener of the MENA Research Group within the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies, and is a Senior Editor of Strife Journal in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London.

Negah comes to the War Studies Department after 14 years in the US government focused on foreign policy. She is currently on a sabbatical from the US Department of State where she represented the US on complex bilateral and multilateral negotiations; advised on issues related to the UN Security Council, peacekeeping, sanctions, counter-terrorism, and anti-corruption; and coordinated international donor and assistance efforts in MENA and South Asia.

Doctoral Research

Sufi Faith, Practice, and Social Harmony: Case Studies of Morocco and Germany

Research Interests

Ethics; religion, conflict and peacebuilding in the Middle East and North Africa; intercultural and interfaith dialogue in global affairs; role of the diaspora; foreign policy and diplomacy; anthropology of Islam; sociology of Islam; Sufism; Morocco; Iran.


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