Britain – RUSI Looking for Middle East Head

Published December 31st, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

The United Kingdom’s Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies (RUSI) is searching for a new Head of the Middle East & North Africa Program, who will lead and co-ordinate its various activities. These range from conferences, closed discussion groups and commissioned research to contributions to RUSI publications and media work.  


The Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies is the oldest and one of the most prestigious institutes for defense research in the world. The institute was founded in 1831 by the Duke of Wellington. It is based in the center of Whitehall, London. The Royal United Services Institute is principally concerned with the analysis and debate of issues that are at the cutting edge of international and British defense and security. The Institute also provides a forum for those in the UK who are involved in defense and security matters. Its influence ranges beyond the leadership of Great Britain throughout the world. 


As for the institute’s requirements from potential candidates - apart from an expertise in the issues and affairs of the Middle East, the institute demands proven organizational and administrative ability, and an understanding of how academia and commercial interests can successfully interact. Knowledge of Arabic and an understanding of defense and security issues are advantageous. Applicants should contact the institute by 3 January 2002. (


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