The Arab Reform Initiative (ARI) is a consortium of policy analysis institutes, founded in 2005, that mobilizes research capacity to advance democratic change in Arab countries. 

 

ARI generates, facilitates, and disseminates knowledge through a network of Arab scholars and intellectuals. In the quest to build free, just and democratic societies, ARI focuses on the current transition processes in the region, and the new patterns of interaction between political and social actors. It provides a space for diverse voices and brings in the key actors in the transitions at play: intellectuals, activists, women, representatives of civil society, human rights groups, social movements, political parties, the private sector and the media.

ARI produces policy research, supports networks of young scholars, democratises access to new fields of research, convenes policy dialogues and organizes regional platforms on critical issues related to the transition processes.

ARI partners include over 20 think tanks and research institutes from the Arab World, Europe and the United States.

THE ARAB PARTNERS

INSTITUTES

-  Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, Egypt.
-  Arab Forum for Alternatives, Egypt
-  Partners in Development, Egypt
-  The Arab Reform Forum at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt. 
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  The Center for Strategic Studies, Jordan.
-  The Lebanese Center for Policy Studies, Lebanon.
-  Center D’Etudes et de Recherches en Sciences Sociales (CERSS), Morocco.
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  The Palestinian Center for Political and Survey Research, Palestine.
-  King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, Saudi Arabia.
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  The Center for Sudanese Studies, Sudan.
-  EtanaCenter, Syria
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  The Syrian League for Citizenship, Syria
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  The Gulf Research Center, Dubaï, UAE.
-  The Yemeni Observatory for Human Rights, Yemen

American and European Partners:

-  Casa Árabe, Madrid, Spain.
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  Center for European Reform, London, UK.
-  Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), Athens, Greece.
-  The European Institute for Security Studies, Paris, France.
-  US Middle East Project, New York, U.S.A

Individual Members 

-  Abdelnasser al Jabi, Professor, Algiers University, Algeria
-  Salah Eddin al Jourshi, President, Al Jaheth Cultural Forum, Tunisia
-  Yezid Sayigh, Senior Associate, Carnegie Middle East Center, Lebanon

Executive Director
Deputy Director - Research Director
Associate Senior Researcher
Program Director
Administrative and Financial Officer
Chief of Operations Officer
Researcher
Program Assistant