Xavier Guignard is a Middle East analyst and manages Strategic Development. He specializes in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the domestic and foreign policies of the Palestinian Authority. His research also examines authoritarianism, regional diplomacy and peace and transitional justice initiatives.
He taught at Sciences Po Paris (2015-16 & 2017-18), Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University (2016-17) and Al-Quds University (Palestine, 2014-15). From 2013 to 2017, he was affiliated with the ERC program “When Authoritarianism Fails in the Arab World”. He was previously a scholar of the Institut Français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo) in Jerusalem (2011-2013).
He holds a degree in Political Science from Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, where he is currently finishing his PhD. He carries out research in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan.
Research Area: Palestine, Libya Languages: English, French