Beverley Milton-Edwards is professor of politics at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland where she specialises in research and teaching on violence, terrorism and security as well as the Politics of the Middle East and Political Islam.
She has worked as a special advisor to a number of high-level governmental representatives, including the EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy and the EU’s Middle East Peace Envoy.
She has also been commissioned by a number of government departments of the United Kingdom, Norway and the Netherlands to provide her expert analysis on various topics, including Jordan, Islamic extremism, Security Sector Reform, the Muslim Brotherhood, the Arab Spring, and Syria.
On the ground in the Middle East she has worked as a mediator in securing ceasefires from Islamist terrorist groups, ceasefire monitoring and verification activities and formal second-track Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. From 2006 to 2010, she was the Principal Investigator to the European Union’s Civil Police Mission to the Palestinian Territories programme.
Milton-Edwards is also a multi-award winning Educator, including winning an ‘Oscar’ of Higher Education from the HEA and the award of E-Tutor of the Year from the THES/LTSN
B. Milton-Edwards, Muslim Brotherhood: The Arab Spring and its Future Face (Routledge: 2015)
B. Milton-Edwards, Islamic Fundamentalism since 1945 (London: Routledge, 2012)
B. Milton-Edwards, Contemporary Politics in the Middle East (Cambridge: Polity, 2011)
B. Milton-Edwards and S. Farrell, Hamas: The Islamic Resistance Movement (Cambridge: Polity, 2010)
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