French Diplomat Selin Uysal Joins Institute
Washington, D.C. - Selin Uysal, a diplomat in the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MoFA), has joined The Washington Institute as a visiting fellow, the research organization announced today. She becomes the fourth in a series of French diplomats posted to the Institute.
“We are delighted to have Selin join us as a visiting fellow,” said Segal Executive Director Robert Satloff, the Howard P. Berkowitz Chair in U.S. Middle East Policy. “Her extensive experience both in the Middle East and at the ministry in Paris will provide fresh insight that will improve our analytical product and enhance our ability to offer sound, effective policy advice on key political, economic, and strategic issues in the region.”
Before joining the Institute, Uysal served as the Iraq desk officer at the French MoFA. Later, she joined the French embassy in Baghdad as a political and humanitarian/stabilization counselor. In Paris, she also worked in the French MoFA spokesperson’s team as the Middle East adviser.
At the Institute, Uysal will focus her Institute research on Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon and overall French diplomacy in the Middle East. At the end of her one-year fellowship at the Institute, she will join the French embassy in Washington, DC, as the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey adviser.
Uysal holds a master’s degree in public administration from the prestigious Sciences Po Paris. Additionally, she pursued studies at Koç University in Istanbul and the Lebanese American University in Beirut.
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