Alice Alunni is an honorary fellow at Durham University. As an independent researcher and development consultant she advised NGOs (Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, British Council), governments (UK and UAE), research institutes (Overseas Development Institute, Durham Global Security Institute) and the private sector (M&C Saatchi). Alice holds a Ph.D. in Government and International Affairs from Durham University and an M.A. in International Relations and International Economics from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University.
Through her work, she focused on a variety of issues such as promoting peaceful and inclusive societies, achieving gender equality, empowering youth, women and girls, and promoting sustained and sustainable economic growth and livelihoods. Her expertise includes peacebuilding, civil society, diaspora, smuggling and livelihoods, globalization and transnationalism. The fieldwork took her to countries such as Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan and Afghanistan.
Using participatory action research (PAR) and human-centred design, she implemented research and development projects, developed research and evaluation designs, SWOT analyses, mapping of stakeholders, landscape analyses, and case study analyses with a focus on qualitative methods, providing practitioners and policymakers with insightful analysis and practical policy solutions.
Alunni, A., Mezran, K. (2021), ‘Libya 10 Years After the 2011 Revolution: A Democratic Transition Unfulfilled’, ISPI Commentary, 16 February 2021.
Alunni, A. (2020), ‘Turkey’s moves in Libya and the Eastern Mediterranean: ambitions and interests’, Aspenia Online, 2 November 2020.
Alunni, A. (2019), ‘Long-distance Nationalism and Belonging in the Libyan Diaspora (1969-2011)’, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies.
Alunni, A. (2019). ‘Assessing European Geopolitics in Libya’, Aspenia Online, 6 May 2019.
Alunni, A., Tusa, F. (2018), ‘In search of a negotiated solution in Libya’, Aspenia Online, 13 September 2018.
Hammad, S., Alunni, A. et al. (2018), ‘Reflections on the potential (and limits) of action research as ethos, methodology and practice: A case study of a women’s empowerment programme in the Middle East’, Action Research Journal (peer reviewed journal).
Alunni, A., Calder, M., and Kappler, S. (2017), Enduring Social Institutions and Civil Society Peacebuilding in Libya and Syria. British Council.
Pereznieto, P., Mdee, A., Alunni, A. et al. (2017), Women and Girls: Making a Lasting Difference, British Council.
Alunni, A., Mezran, K. (2015), ‘Libya: Negotiations for Transition’. In I. William Zartman (ed.), Arab Spring: Negotiating in the Shadow of the Intifadat. Georgia: Georgia University Press.