Research Team

Ghadeer Hussein 

Ghadeer Hussein is an Associate Researcher at GLD. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Cairo University and a master’s degree in Development Studies from Lund University. She wrote her thesis with the Department of Political Science on entrepreneurship and integration of Syrian refugees in Jordan and Tukey.  Ghadeer is interested in governance, migration, refugees’ integration, and post-conflict development in the MENA region. She has previously worked for international NGOs supporting refugees and asylum seekers in Egypt. Prior to joining GLD, Ghadeer was a research intern at the School of Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg. She was supporting the Social Institutions, Political Governance, and Integration (SIPGI) project that focuses on local migration governance in Jordan, Turkey, and Sweden.


Jeffrey Paller 

Jeffrey Paller is a researcher at GLD and associate professor of politics at the University of San Francisco. His research examines civic engagement, democratic accountability, and sustainable development in African cities. He is the author of Democracy in Ghana: Everyday Politics in Urban Africa and curates the newsletter This Week in Africa.


Jennifer Bergman

Jennifer Bergman is an Associate Researcher with GLD. She holds a bachelor's degree in International Relations from Queen Mary University of London and a master's degree in Conflict, Security and Development from King’s College London. She is particularly interested in the nexus of conflict and development, political sociology and political psychology. In her MA thesis, she used frame theory to analyze how the United Nations failed to address and prevent the violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar through the use of a humanitarian crisis frame. In addition to working at GLD, she writes for Unfiltered Voices, providing political commentary on European politics.