Amro Ali is a Middle East analyst and PhD scholar at the Institute of Democracy and Human Rights, and the Department of Government and International Relations, at the University of Sydney. His research examines new spaces of politics and revolution in Alexandria, Egypt. He has a Master of Arts with Honors in Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies and a Master of Diplomacy from the Australian National University. He blogs at www.amroali.com and Tweets @_amroali.
Guy did his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History at the University of NSW before going to work in the communications and finance industry in Australia and Asia. He subsequently completed a Masters in Business Information Technology at UTS and the a Masters in International Studies at the University of Sydney.
Guy is now doing a Masters of Philosophy in the School of Government and International Relations. His research is focusing on the European Union, democratic theory, institutionalism, and the role of cultural identity in the EU’s so-called “democratic deficit”.
Adele is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, University of Sydney, where she is supervised by Professor John Keane (Sydney) and Dr Rosanne Rutten (Amsterdam). Her dissertation explores the colonial construction of Philippines democracy, and its legacy in contemporary Filipino imaginings of political freedom.
Alongside her PhD, Adele is involved with Jubilee Australia: Sydney-based NGO promoting democracy, accountability and social justice by exposing the impacts of Australian government policy and business practice on marginalised communities in the Asia-Pacific. Director between 2008 and 2012, she now works as communications and campaigns adviser.
She has degrees in Law and Arts from the University of NSW, Development Studies from the University of South Africa, and recently completed a Master of Science in Political Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences.