Christine Straßmaier is vice-chairwoman of MEIA Research. In addition, she is an analyst at Interpol in Lyon, after having had a position as
conflict analyst for an international humanitarian organization based in Amman, Jordan, having advised the organization’s management as well as operations and programs on the current developments
and future scenarios in Syria and Iraq.
Previously, Ms. Straßmaier has been a Middle East risk analyst at a German industrial corporation and a private security consultancy. Here she conducted
operative and strategic risk assessments and forecasts for business projects in the Middle East and provided advice to the management and other decision makers on security and political
developments in the region.
In addition to regular work assignments around the Middle East and North Africa, she spent extensive periods working in Syria, Lebanon, Dubai, and
Ms. Straßmaier holds a master's degree in political science, international law, and social anthropology from the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich and a
diploma in Arabic from the University of Damascus, Syria.