Topics of Interest:
Political Economy of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Political Economy of Development and International Aid, State-Building and Governance in Conflict-Affected Areas, Security Sector Reform and Securitised Development, Arab-Israeli Conflict, and Public Policy Analysis
Countries/Regions of Interest:
Middle East, Palestine
Palestine, Book Chapter in Ellen Lust’s textbook The Middle East, 14th ed, Co-authored with Prof. Benoit Challand, December 2015
Prospects for the Israeli-Palestinian Relations: What Lies Ahead, Co-Editor and Contributor to the Forum/Roundtable, Journal of Mediterranean Politics, Autumn 2015
Is the two-state solution still a solution?, The International Spectator Journal, Autumn 2015
Securitized development and Palestinian authoritarianism under Fayyadism, Journal of Conflict, Security and Development, forthcoming, 2015
The Evolution and Reform of Palestinian Security Forces 1993-2013, Stability: International Journal of Security & Development, forthcoming, 2015
Contentious Economics in Occupied Palestine, Book Chapter in “Contentious Politics in the Middle East”, edited by Prof. Fawaz Gerges, Palgrave Macmillan and LSE, forthcoming, Sept. 2015
Towards A Viable Resistance Economy Model, Book Chapter in “New Directions in Palestinian Studies”, edited by Prof. Beshara Domani, Stanford University Press, forthcoming, Autumn 2015
Unwilling to Change, Determined to Fail: Donor Aid in Occupied Palestine in the aftermath of the Arab Uprisings, Journal of Mediterranean Politics, Winter 2014
After Gaza, What Price Palestine’s Security Sector?, Al-Shabaka Policy Brief, October 2014
Palestinian Farmers: A Last Stronghold of Resistance, Al-Shabaka Policy Brief, July 2014
Oslo: Key Issues, Past Mistakes and Future Prospects, Contributing Author, Heinrich Böll Stiftung
Can Oslo’s Failed Aid Model Be Laid To Rest?, Al-Shabaka Policy Brief, September.
PA Industrial Zones: Cementing Statehood or Occupation?, Al-Shabaka Commentary, February
Poverty and Environment Assessment in the occupied Palestinian Territories, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Applied Research Institute-Jerusalem (ARIJ)
Development as Resistance, Book Chapter, Critical Studies in Development in Palestine, Bisan Center for Research and Development, Palestine
The Agro-Industrial Zone in Jericho: Corridor for Peace or Occupation Sustainability, Position Paper, Bisan Center for Research and Development, Palestine.
Persistent Failure: World Bank Policies for the OPT, Al-Shabaka Policy Brief, October
Farming Palestine For Freedom, Al-Shabaka Policy Brief, July
The Private Sector and Development in Occupied Palestinian: Who Profits?, Research Paper, Bisan Center for Research and Development, Palestine
Aid and Development in Palestine: Anything, but Linear Relationship. Can Aid Contribute to Development?, Birzeit University Working Paper 2012/4
Defeating Dependency, Creating a Resistance Economy, Al-Shabaka Policy Brief, February
Security in Hybrid Political Contexts: an end-user approach, Contributing Author, Justice and Security Research Programme, DID and DfID
The Role of International Aid in Development: The Case of Palestine 1994-2008, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany
Global Entrepreneurship Monitor: GEM-MENA Regional Report 2009, The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), MAS, and IDRC
Tracking External Donor Funding to Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations In the West Bank and Gaza 1999-2008, MAS and NDC
Bridging the Gap Between Research and Policy Making In the Palestinian Territories: A Stakeholders’ Analysis, MAS, Palestine
Op-eds and Media Articles, available at https://lse.academia.edu/AlaaTartir/Op-Eds-and-Media-Articles
Book Reviews appeared in Journal of Palestine Studies; Arab Studies Quarterly; E-International Relations; LSE Review of Books; and Journal of Conflict Transformation and Security
Selected Presented conference papers at: The International Studies Association Annual Convention 2013 & 2014; Annual Convention of the Middle East Studies Association 2013; BRISMES Annual Conference 2012 & 2013; and New Directions in Palestinian Studies Symposia, Brown University 2014
Media appearances op-eds: New York Time, Le Monde, Foreign Policy, Al-Jazeera, Open Democracy, The Huffington Post, Mondoweiss, OTV, Real News Network, UN's Irinnews, IPS, Middle East Eye.
Alaa Tartir is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland. Tartir acquired the Swiss Government Academic Excellence Scholarship, and is affiliated with the Graduate Institute’s Department of Anthropology and Sociology of Development and the Centre on Conflict, Development, and Peacebuilding. Tartir is also a Visiting Scholar at Utrecht University’s Department of History and Art History, The Netherlands. Since 2012, Tartir is the Program Director of Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network, and a member of the Palestinian Strategic Thinking Group.
Previous positions between 2010 and 2015 include Researcher in International Development Studies at the London School of Economics (LSE) and Guest Teacher at the LSE’s Department of International History teaching the Arab-Israeli Conflict. He also served as a Senior Research Associate and Fellow at Palestine Economic Policy Research Institute (MAS) and Bisan Center for Research and Development. Additionally, he served as a researcher and project coordinator at the LSE’s Justice and Security Research Programme, and the LSE’s Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit.
Tartir is a recipient of a number of awards and fellowships as the LSE’s Scholarship for Global Politics, The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) Research Fellowship, and The LSE Middle East Center’s Emirates PhD Award. Tartir presented his work and organized panels in top international, regional, and local academic conferences. He also writes op-eds and opinion pieces regularly appeared at the New York Times, Le Monde, Foreign Policy, Al-Jazeera, Huffington Post, Open Democracy and many others. His publications appeared in Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, and other languages.