Capacity Building

Security Sector Reform

Security sector transformation, particularly during the Arab transitions, is a key research interest for the Malcom H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center, which has hosted a series of closed roundtables and large public conferences on the subject The Malcom H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center and its partners convened officials, experts, and activists from different Arab countries to discuss the latest developments in the security field and to provide policy recommendations for regional reform according to legal frameworks, codes of conduct, community policing, de-militarization and de-politicization of the security sector, and the right and needs of security personnel.

The Carnegie Middle East Center works with regional partners to build the capacity of emerging scholars and institutions in the Middle East and North Africa.


  • The Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS)
    Beirut, Lebanon
  • Centre d'Etudes Sociale, Economique, et Manageriales (CESEM)
    Rabat, Morocco
  • The Arab Forum for Alternatives (AFA)
    Cairo, Egypt
  • L'Observatoire Tunisien de la Transition Democratique
    Tunis, Tunisia
  • The Sadeq Institute
    Tripoli, Libya
  • Palestine Economic Policy Research Institute (MAS)
    Ramallah, Palestine
  • Partners in Development (PID)
    Cairo, Egypt
  • Gulf Research Center
    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Iraq Institute for Strategic Studies
    Beirut, Iraq

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