Research Assistant
Spoken languages
English, Arabic, French
Areas of expertise
  • Armed conflicts, violence
  • International law and armed conflict (jus ad bellum and jus in bello)
  • Political Psychology
Geographical Region of Expertise
  • Middle East
  • Europe



Darine is a Masters Candidate in Development Studies at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, with a specialization in Power, Conflict, and Development. Prior to her studies at the Graduate Institute, she completed a Bachelor's degree with distinction in Public Affairs and Policy Management, with a specialization in International Affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

After her graduation, she was an intern with the international Labour Organization (ILO) in Cairo, Egypt and after the internship she was promoted to a consultant where she worked on two projects related to skills development and women empowerment.

As an Egyptian, Darine felt passionate to deepen her knowledge on the Middle East and found specific interest in past and continious conflicts in the region. Additionally, as a result of her extensive travels, she became increasingly aware of, and interested in, the themes of Epistemic Injustice, the overarching topic of Truth, Facts, and Uncertainty, and electoral behaviour. At the moment, her thesis topic is exploring the reproduction of modes of governance in Egypt through understanding electoral behaviour in the region. 


Expertise Details

  • Politics of the Middle East

  • Conflict analysis

  • International law and armed conflict

  • Roles and effects of social media

  • Political psychology

  • Epistemic injustice

  • Electoral behaviour