UC Fellow - St Antony´s College, University of Oxford
Dr. Hanna Notte is a Political Officer with The Shaikh Group and supports the organisation's "Syria Track II Dialogue Initiative", as well as the Track II "Middle East Strategic Dialogue". Hanna holds a DPhil on Russian foreign policy in the Middle East from the University of Oxford (St. Antony’s College), from where she also received an MPhil in International Relations in 2014. She spent a year from 2015-2016 in Moscow on an ‘Alfa Fellowship’ with the Institute of Oriental Studies (Russian Academy of Sciences) and the Carnegie Moscow Center. Other visiting research positions have included the IISS’ Middle East office in Manama and the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation’s Syria/Iraq office in Beirut. Hanna holds a BA in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge. She is a German national who speaks Russian, Arabic and French. Her research interests include Russia's relations with the Middle East and the Arab world, Russia-West relations, and non-proliferation of WMD in the Middle East.