Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar together with the University of Melbourne is the recipient of a research award from the Qatar National Research Fund to explore regional security implications of the Shia-Sunni divide in the context of the Arab revolution. This project combines a detailed analysis of popular uprisings, noting the weight of sectarian factors, with an examination of long term geo-strategic objectives of Iran and Saudi Arabia. The Research Fellow will conduct a literature review on the history of the Sunni/Shia divide; the democratic goals of the Arab revolutions; and the eruption of sectarian grievances following the revolutions. The Research Associate will work closely with other members of the research team to plan and carry out field work including interview content of it, including assisting in the interview process in Qatar, Riyadh, Tehran, and Manama. S/he will assist the PI in preparation of all project outcome documents.
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Locally based candidates only. This is a non-sponsored position that requires all applicants to already have family based sponsorship to live and work in Qatar.