Member of the European Council on Foreign Relations
François Burgat, scholar, is Senior Research Fellow (Emeritus) at the French National Centre for Scientific Research. He has been at the University of Constantine, Algeria (1973-1980), at the CEDEJ in Cairo (1989-1993), then as the director of the French Centre for Archaeology and Social Sciences in Sana'a, Yemen (1997-2003), at the IREMAM in Aix-en-Provence (2003-2008) and the director of the French Institute for the Near East, first Damascus then Beirut, (2008-2013). He was project investigator of the European Council program WAFAW (2013-2017) and he is a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of The Islamic Movement in North Africa (1997); Face to Face with Political Islam (2002); Islamism in the shadow of al-Qaeda (2008); Comprendre l’Islam politique: une trajectoire sur l’altérité islamiste 1973-2016 (2016).