Head of Egyptian Revolutionary Council

Dr Maha Azzam is Head of the Egyptian Revolutionary Council, a broad platform that promotes a democratic and civil state in Egypt. She is Chair of Egyptians for Democracy, UK. Dr Azzam is a founding member of the Brussels Initiative (May 2014), a set of 10 principles that were agreed upon by leading Egyptian democratic forces abroad. She was on the first Egyptian Delegation for Public Diplomacy in 2013.  Dr Azzam is a leading policy expert on the Middle East and political Islam. She was Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House (2002-2015) and an advisor on the MENA panel at the British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences. She is a board member of the Council for Arab-British Understanding (CAABU, an NGO working on the Middle East in the British Parliament). Previously, Dr Azzam was Head of Programme on Security and Development in Muslim States, Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies. Dr Azzam was Thought Leader for the World Economic Forum: Gulf 2025 project. She has given evidence on the Gulf at the Foreign Affairs Select Committee in the British Parliament.