Michaël Béchir Ayari is Crisis Group’s Tunisia Senior Analyst. He joined the organisation in 2011 as a consultant for the North Africa Project.
Michaël previously worked as Research Associate for the Research and Studies Institute on the Arab and Muslim World (IREMAM). He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Institut d’études politiques d’Aix-en-provence and has extensive research experience on political movements in the Maghreb.
Areas of Expertise
- Arab and Muslim world
- Social movements
- Democratic transitions and elections
- Political engagement in authoritarian regimes