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Raffaella A. Del Sarto
Academic Director, Master of Arts in International Affairs
Associate Professor of Middle East Studies
rdelsarto@jhu.edu
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Raffaella A. Del Sarto is Academic Director, Master of Arts in International Affairs
Associate Professor of Middle East Studies at SAIS Europe


Raffaella A. Del Sarto is Academic Director of the Master of Arts in International Affairs, and Associate Professor of Middle East Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, SAIS Europe campus. Her areas of expertise are: the international relations of the Middle East and North Africa—particularly in relation to Europe, the domestic-foreign policy nexus, questions of borders, power and interdependence, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Before joining SAIS Europe, she was a part-time professor at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, where she directed the BORDERLANDS research project, funded by the European Research Council (ERC). Prior to this she was a Pears Fellow at Oxford University’s St Antony’s College, and prior to this, a Marie Curie Fellow and a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute. She received her PhD (summa cum laude) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and her MA from the Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany. In the late 1990s, during the Oslo process, she worked as a project manager with the German Friedrich Naumann Foundation in Jerusalem, managing a German government fund in support of peacemaking.

Del Sarto's articles have appeared in International Affairs, The Middle East Journal, Journal of Common Market Studies, Democratization, Mediterranean Politics and others. For a recent curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, see personal website.
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A New Front in the Covert Conflict Between Iran and Israel
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Selected Publications
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  • Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: History, Politics, Narratives
  • History and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa
  • Europe and the Mediterranean Middle East


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