Agathe Christien  - Center for Contemporary Arab Studies | Georgetown University
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Hometown: Fouesnant, Brittany, France

Research interests: Peace & Conflict Studies, Migration & Refugee Issues, Human Rights, Critical Security Studies

Agathe graduated from Sciences Po Lyon, France, where she studied International Relations and Arabic. Her interest in world affairs, and especially in the Middle East, led her to travel to Lebanon, Jordan, and Palestine for language study and research internships. Agathe interned at the French Research Center in Jerusalem to complete her Sciences Po Lyon thesis about Hamas’ online discourse and communication strategies. As a Georgetown Institute for the Study of Diplomacy fellow, she conducts research on the negotiations of readmission agreements of migrants between the EU and Libya, Turkey, and Morocco. Agathe currently works as a research assistant at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security. She has also been involved and co-founded refugee integration programs in France and in Greece.



Christien, A., (2016). The representation of youth in the Islamic State’s propaganda magazine Dabiq. Journal of Terrorism Research. 7(3), pp.1–8. DOI: