Dr. Daniela Huber

Dr. Daniela Huber

Dr. Daniela Huberis is Head of the Mediterranean, Middle East and Africa Programme at the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) and Editor of The International Spectator. She is also adjunct professor at Roma Tre University where she teaches a M.A. course on International Politics.

She has won and scientifically co-coordinated the European Commission funded Horizon 2020 Project MEDRESET between 2016 and 2019. She has also won individual research grants from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Gerda Henkel Foundation.

She holds the Italian national habilitation to function as associate professor in Political Science, a Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and an M.A. in International Relations from the Free University of Berlin.
Her research interests include IR theories and methodologies, international relations and contemporary politics in the Middle East, as well as EU and US foreign policy towards and their role in conflicts in the Middle East.


Daniela, Huber (2021) The International Dimension of the Israel-Palestinian Conflict: A Post-Eurocentric Approach. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
​ISBN: 978-1-4384-8159-3

Daniela, Huber (2021) Equal Rights as a Basis for Just Peace: a European Paradigm Shift for Israel/Palestine, IAI Commentaries. https://www.iai.it/en/pubblicazioni/equal-rights-basis-just-peace-european-paradigm-shift-israelpalestine

Daniela Huber, “The EU and 50 Years of Occupation: Resistant to or Complicit with Normalization?”, Middle East Critique published online 26 September 2018, https://doi.org/10.1080/19436149.2018.1516020 

Daniela Huber, “Youth as a New Foreign Policy Challenge in MENA. A Critical Interrogation of EU and US Youth Policies in Morocco and Tunisia”, European Foreign Affairs Review, 22:1, 2017, p. 111-128.

Daniela Huber, “Israeli Regional Perspectives and the Mediterranean”, in Richard Gillespie and Frederic Volpi (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Mediterranean Politics, Routledge, 2017, pp. 120-131.

Daniela Huber and Lorenzo Kamel (eds.), The Arab Spring and Peripheries. A Decentring Research Agenda, Routledge (2016).

Daniela Huber, Democracy Promotion and Foreign Policy – Identity and Interests in US, EU and Non-Western Democracies, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Daniela Huber and Lorenzo Kamel (each 50%), “Arab Spring. The Role of Peripheries”, Mediterranean Politics, 20:2, 2015, p. 127-141.

Lorenzo Kamel and Daniela Huber (each 50%), “Arab Spring. A Decentring Research Agenda”, Mediterranean Politics, 20:2, 2015, p. 273-280.

Daniela Huber, “The US Response to the Arab Spring”, Journal of European Integration, 37:1, 2014, p. 57-75.

Sandra Poggoda and Daniela Huber (each 50%), “India’s Peacebuilding Between Rights and Needs. Transformation of Local Conflict Spheres in Bihar, Northeast India, and Jammu and Kashmir?”, Journal of International Peacekeeping, 21:4, 2014, 443-463.

Daniela Huber, “U.S. and EU Human Rights and Democracy Promotion since the Arab Spring. Rethinking its Content, Targets, and Instruments”, The International Spectator, 37:3, 2013, 98-112.

Lorenzo Kamel and Daniela Huber (each 50%), “The De-Threatenization of the Other. An Israeli and a Palestinian Case of Understanding the Other’s Sufferance”, Peace and Change, 37:3, 2012, 366-388.

Daniela Huber, “Democracy Assistance in the Middle East and North Africa: A Comparison of US and EU Policies”, Mediterranean Politics, 2008, 43-62.