Tarek Megerisi is a policy fellow with the North Africa and Middle East programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations. He is a political analyst and researcher who specialises in Libyan affairs and more generally politics, and development in the Arab world.
Megerisi started at the Sadeq Institute in Tripoli, Libya where he worked amongst various INGOs providing diverse research and direct democratisation assistance to Libya’s first elected parliament.
From 2014 Megerisi has worked freelance as an analyst and researcher, advising on Libya policy to a range of international missions to Libya, commentating on Libyan developments for international publications including Foreign Policy and the Guardian , and co-authoring policy briefs or assisting with the Libya programming of a variety of think-tanks. He has also authored commissioned papers for organisations such as WPF and the Legatum Institute and contributed to wider publications for journals like ISPI. In 2017 he was part of the UN OHCHR team to update the Pinheiro Principles on Home, Land & Property Rights for the Middle East. Since 2018 he has been at ECFR attempting to shape a more coherent and effective European policy to Libya