Research team

Biographical information


Agnès Levallois is a Senior Research Fellow at the Foundation for Strategic Research. She has been co-piloting the Observatory on the Arab-Muslim World and the Sahel since March 2016. It specialises in contemporary Arab world issues, geopolitical and geostrategic developments, terrorism and radicalisation issues.

Other ongoing activities

Lecturer at Sciences Po Paris.

Lecturer at IRIS.

Member of the editorial board of the journal Confluences Méditerranée.

Vice-president of iReMMO (Institut de recherche et d'études Méditerranée Moyen-Orient).

Member of the Mediterranean Integration Centre's (CMI, World Bank) reflection cycle on economic transitions and radicalisation issues in the Mediterranean.

Professional experience

Agnès Levallois was Director of Information and Programmes at RMC-MO (RFI's Arabic-speaking subsidiary, 2005-2006) and Deputy Editorial Director of France 24 in charge of the Arabic antenna (2006-2009). She also worked as a Middle East expert at the National Defence Secretariat (1990-1993) before becoming head of the Arab and Persian world office at the Delegation for Strategic Affairs of the Ministry of Defence (1993-1995).


Graduate of the Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilisations in literal and dialectal Arabic (Syrian-Lebanese).

DEA in Contemporary Arab World, SciencesPo Paris.