education:

PhD, Islamic Banking and Finance, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw and the University of Jordan (Erasmus-Mundus Research Scholarship)

MA, Arabic and Islamic Studies, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw and the School of Oriental and African Studies in London (Erasmus-Socrates Student Exchange Program)

BSc, Finance and Banking, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw

languages:

Polish (native), English (fluent), Arabic (advanced), Spanish (intermediate), French (beginner), Hebrew (beginner)


 

KATARZYNA SIDŁO

Director of the Middle East and North Africa Department

Dr. Sidło is an Arabist and economist specializing in the political economy of the broadly understood MENA region, with a specific focus on the EU Southern Neighbourhood. She gained her professional and research experience in Poland, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and the United Kingdom. She has been working with CASE since 2013, during which time she participated in and led a number of projects commissioned by various international donors, such as the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Committee of the Regions, the European Space Agency, and the European Investment Bank. Educated at the University of Warsaw, School of Oriental and African Studies, and the University of Jordan, dr. Sidło holds a PhD (summa cum laude) from the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw, a MA in Arabic and Islamic Studies, and a BSc in Economics. An avid language learner, she speaks Polish, English, Arabic, and Spanish, as well as basic French and Hebrew. Currently, dr. Sidło serves as an Editor at Islamic Legal Studies Program (ILSP): SHARIAsource at Harvard Law School and is a Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Ilia State University. Previously, she was a Visiting Scholar at the Centre of Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge.


project involvement: expert

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