About us

OPEMAM brings together more than 20 professional academics and experts in Arab and Muslim politics. Each member is a specialist in one or more of the countries covered by OPEMAM. From its early days when the project involved a mere handful of academics from the TEIM post-graduate research centre at the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid, OPEMAM's membership has expanded greatly to include specialists from a range of countries, the majority of whom are political scientists. The integration of new members to the OPEMAM team is subject to the needs of the project, as well as the expertise of potential candidates.

OPEMAM's members can be divided into three categories: the project's management team, research associates and external contributors.



  • Luciano Zaccara's picture Luciano Zaccara
    Specialist in:
    Iran, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

Scientific coordinator

Academic consultant

Research Associates

External Contributors