Aida Essaid

Information Research Centre, King Hussein Foundation, Jordan

Dr Aida Essaid is the Director of the Information and Research Center – King Hussein Foundation, a center that mobilizes knowledge for social change in order to bridge the gap between research and policy in Jordan and the region. Aida received her Honours BA from the University of Toronto with a double major in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies, an MA in Middle East Politics and PhD in Politics from the University of Exeter. Previously she was a researcher at the University of Jordan’s Center for Strategic Studies, and the Senior Coordinator of a regional initiative chaired by HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal, the West Asia – North Africa Forum. She was a graduate teaching assistant and research assistant at the University of Exeter’s Politics Department for Professor Michael Dumper, and was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Tübingen’s Institute of Political Science. Aida is the author of Zionism and Land Tenure in Mandate Palestine, published by Routledge in 2014.