Dr Jinan Al-Habbal
Dr Jinan Al-Habbal is a researcher at the Conflict and Civil Society Research Unit at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of St Andrews. Her research examined how consociationalism in the Lebanese and Iraqi political systems hinders democratisation efforts. Dr Al-Habbal analysed the impact of sectarian power-sharing state institutions – namely the electoral system and army – and political leaders on promoting democracy in postwar Lebanon and Iraq.
She previously worked as a tutor of International Relations at the University of St Andrews. Dr Al-Habbal also has years of experience in political consulting and risk analysis, having served as an analyst for several organisations.