Raphaël Lefèvre

Nonresident Scholar
Middle East Center

Raphaël Lefèvre was a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on Sunni Islamist movements in Lebanon.

Raphaël Lefèvre is no longer with the Carnegie Middle East Center.

Raphaël Lefèvre was a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on Sunni Islamist movements in Lebanon.

Lefèvre is currently the Rank-Manning Junior Research Fellow in Social Sciences at the University of Oxford (New College). He holds a doctorate in politics and international relations from the University of Cambridge where he was a Gates Scholar and the recipient of the 2015 Bill Gates Sr. Award.

Lefèvre is the author of Ashes of Hama: The Muslim Brotherhood in Syria (Oxford University Press, 2013) and co-author of State and Islam in Baathist Syria: Confrontation or Co-Optation? (Lynne Rienner, 2012). His publications on Islamist movements in the Middle East and North Africa have appeared in the Guardian, the Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Sada, and the Journal of North African Studies.

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  • Militias for the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood?

    Militias for the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood?

    Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood is trying to gain influence in the conflict by establishing an armed wing—the effort might enhance its profile in the short term but carries big risks in the longer run.

  • A Falling-Out Among Brothers?

    A Falling-Out Among Brothers?

    In the aftermath of Morsi’s ouster, Muslim Brotherhood offshoots across the region seek to distance themselves from the “mother” organization—yet they all face the same fundamental challenges.

  • The Rise of the Syrian Sisterhood

    The Rise of the Syrian Sisterhood

    Women’s influence has been increasing in Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood, but they will have to compete with the Qubaysiyat.

Education

PhD, University of Cambridge
MPhil, University of Cambridge
BA, Sciences Po and University of Kent

Languages
  • English
  • French

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