Scholars in Residence

Scholars in Residence are peace studies scholars invited to conduct research at the Kroc Institute by a core member of the Kroc faculty. Scholars receive office space and have the chance to engage with the academic community at the Kroc Institute. Click here to learn more about our Visiting Research Fellows program, which provides additional financial support for select scholars each year.


Nassim AbiGhanem (Spring 2020) is a Ph.D. student in International Relations at Central European University in Budapest and Vienna, where he also is a teacher assistant for M.A. courses, ethnic conflict management, nationalism and populism, foreign policy analysis, and macro and micro economics for public policy. Nassim received his M.A. in International Politics - International Relations from the University of Manchester, focusing on US foreign policy in Lebanon. He worked as the Programs Coordinator for the Samir Kassir Eyes (SKeyes) Center for Media and Cultural Freedom at the Samir Kassir Foundation in Lebanon and as a Research Coordinator at the Arab NGO Network for Development. He also collaborated with the British Academy in Lebanon as an Instructor. Nassim's research interests focus on non-governmental political organizations, civil society organizations (CSOs) and informal political social networks.