Zakaria Al Shmaly M.A.


PhD fellow

Research group(s):
4. Governance and institutions
6. Migration and Development
7. Social Protection

Zakaria (Zak) AL SHMALY is a Syrian academic who researches the intersection between governance and technology, with a focus on asylum policy evaluation. He worked in Europe and the Middle East with humanitarian and international organisations such as the International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO), Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), and the European Parliament. He holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences from the University College Freiburg, an M.A. from the European University Institute, and is currently a Dahrendorf Fellow at Oxford University - St. Antony’s College and a Doctoral Fellow at the United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT). Zak is also a musician and a political theatre enthusiast.




Selected publications by Zakaria Al Shmaly


UNU-MERIT