MERI brings together leading experts in government and academia from all over the world who provide the highest quality research, policy recommendations, and analysis on the diverse research projects conducted by the Institute.  MERI’s scholars include resident research staff, non-resident Associate Fellows, Advisers and  Consultants. Currently, only the newly appointed resident Research staff are listed.

MERI Research staff

Dlawer Ala’Aldeen President of MERI
Athanasios Manis Research Fellow, International Politics and National Security
Irene Costantini Research Fellow, Democracy and Governance
Khogir Wirya Research Assistant, Democracy & Governance
Dave van Zoonen Junior Research Fellow, Democracy & Governance
Qasim Botani Information Technology Manager
Tomáš Kaválek Visiting Research Fellow
Maisie Cook Research Intern
Samira T. Saeed Research Assistant