Dr. Nadine Abdalla is a non-resident fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, or the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) in Berlin. She holds a Ph.D. from Sciences-Po Grenoble, France, and an MA in International Relations from Science-Po Paris. She has worked with several Egyptian and European think tanks and research centers such as the Arab Forum for Alternative Studies (AFA), Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies (ACPSS), and the Center for Studies and Research about the Arab World and the Mediterranean (CERMAM) in Geneva. Her research interests include social movements, labor and youth movements, social and political change in Egypt, and transition to democracy in a comparative perspective. Dr. Abdalla also writes a weekly column for the Egyptian daily Al-Masry Al-Youm.