Rosemary Hollis PhD is Professor of Middle East Policy Studies and Director of the Olive Tree Scholarship Programme at City University London. Her research focuses on international political and security issues in the Middle East, particularly European, EU, UK and US relations with the region and the international dimensions of regional conflicts.

Prior to joining City University in March 2008 Prof Hollis was Director of Research at Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs) for three years. From 1995 to 2005 she was Head of the Middle East Programme at Chatham House, having spent five years in a similar post at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies.

During the 1980s she was a lecturer in Political Science and International Politics at GeorgeWashingtonUniversity in Washington, DC, where she gained her PhD in Political Science, focusing on Britain and the Middle East. She also holds a BA in History and an MA in War Studies from the University of London, King's College.

Her book entitled Britain and the Middle East in the 9/11 Era was published by Wiley-Blackwell and Chatham House in 2010.

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