Claire Spencer

Claire Spencer is Senior Research Fellow at Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs). She received her BSc in Politics from Bristol University and her PhD from SOAS, University of London. From 1995 to 2001 she served as Deputy Director and Head of the Mediterranean Security Programme, which she established at the Centre for Defence Studies, King’s College London. Between 2003 and 2005, she was Head of the MENA Programme at the development agency Christian Aid.