Renad Mansour

Dr. Renad Mansour serves as Senior Research Fellow at IRIS, where he has worked as a key researcher and expert on IRIS’ collaboration with the London School of Economics and the Department of International Development’s (DFID) Conflict Research Programme. He is concurrently a Research Fellow in the Middle East and... Read More

Marsin Alshamary

Dr. Marsin Alshamary is a Non-Resident Fellow at IRIS and will be joining the foreign policy team at Brookings Institution as a post-doctoral fellow in the fall. Prior to this, she was a pre-doctoral fellow with the Middle East Initiative at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs in... Read More

Megan Connelly

Megan Connelly is a Non-Resident Fellow at IRIS. She was also a fellow of the Jaeckle Center for Law, Democracy, and Governance at University at Buffalo. Her current research focuses on the legal history of local governments in the Kurdistan Region and their place within Iraq’s federal framework. Megan has... Read More

Saja Al Nahi

Saja Al-Nahi will be an IRIS Visiting Researcher from September 2019 to September 2020. Saja holds a bachelor and master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Texas at Dallas. She is a doctoral student at the University of Sussex, where she is also a researcher at the Centre... Read More

Ahmed Tabaqchali

Ahmed Tabaqchali is Senior Fellow at IRIS. Mr. Tabaqchali is the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of AFC Iraq Fund and a board member of the Credit Bank of Iraq with over 25 years of experience in US and MENA markets. He formerly served as the Executive Director of NBK Capital,... Read More

Rhys Dubin

Rhys Dubin is a Visiting Researcher at IRIS from September 2019 through September 2020. He is currently pursuing his MPhil in international relations at the University of Oxford. His research project investigates armed group strategies and neighborhood ethno-sectarian segregation in Baghdad between 2006 and 2007. Prior to beginning his graduate... Read More