Adham Hamed

Adham Hamed

Reserach Fellow
Project Manager Iraq & Ethiopia Projects
Principle Investigator Elicitive Peace and Conflict Monitoring in Iraq
Unit for Peace and Conflict Studies 
University of Innsbruck

Phone: +43 650 50 15 886


Since 2017, Adham Hamed is a faculty member at the Unit for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, where he has worked as research fellow and Coordinator of the UNDP-funded project "Education for Peace in the Iraqi Higher Education System" ´the APPEAR-funded project “HU-UIBK Partnership for Strengthening Institutional Capacity in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation” and the EU-fundended project Protecting Iraqi Human Rights Defenders. Previously he was a member of the University of Innsbruck’s Political Science Faculty, where he held the position of University Assistant to Prof. Nikita Dhawan in the field of political theory and history of political thought. Over the past years he has taught more than 10 different seminars at Universities in Austria, Ethiopia and Iraq.  

Born in Innsbruck in 1988, with an Austrian-Egyptian family background, Adham Hamed was educated in Austria (University of Vienna and University of Innsbruck) and Costa Rica (United Nations mandated University for Peace), received an undergraduate degree in International Development from the University of Vienna and an MA Degree in Peace Studies from the University of Innsbruck. Since 2015 he has lectured at the University of Innsbruck's Department of Political Science and at MA Program in Peace, Development, Seucrity and International Conflict Transformation. Also he has been visiting faculty at the MA & PhD programs for Peace and Development Studies at Haramaya University, Ethiopia and at the Diploma Program in Peace Studies at the Universtiy of Baghdad. He is a doctoral candidate at the University of Innsbruck’s doctoral program Inequality and Difference in the Age of Globalization and pursues his PhD within the field of History at the Faculty of Philosophy and History. 

He is a founder of the Many Peaces Magazine in 2014 and has five years of experience in editorial work in different roles from Coordinator and Editor to the position of Editor in Chief. Also he is a founding member of the Research Center for Peace and Conflict (InnPeace) at the University of Innsbruck, where he is affiliated to the research groups Peace Journalism and Peace Education in Societies in Transition.

Between 2012 and 2014 Adham Hamed has spent more than two years living in the Middle East, where he published his edited volume Revolution as a Process: The Case of the Egyptian Uprising. In 2016 he authored his first monograph Speaking the Unspeakable: Sounds of the Middle East Conflict. In 2019 he wrote Elicitive Curricular Development: A Manual for Scholar-Practitioners Developing Courses in International Peace and Conflict Studies (together with Josefina Echavarría Alvarez and Noah Taylor). In his dissertation he focuses on the topic of Turns in Peace Processes. Currently he also works on the German translation of John Paul Lederach seminal work The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace.  His latest academic work includes a book chapter, entitled: “What the Hell has gone Wrong in Egypt” (2020) and the UNDP Study Elicitive Peace and Conflict Monitoring: A Pilot Study in Iraq (2020, together with Alba Losert and Armin Rabitsch).

Hamed has been invited to write and comment on Peace and Conflict in the Middle East in various media outlets.


News about Adham Hamed


Zerstörung und Hoffnung

Die Universität Innsbruck unterstützt den Aufbau der Friedensforschung in Krisengebieten. Hören Sie die Kurzversion eines Radio Freirad Interviews mit Adham Hamed. [more]


Innsbrucker Friedensforscher im Irak

Seit Oktober ist InnPeace durch Wolfgang Dietrich und Adham Hamed im Rahmen des UNDP- Projektes Education for Peace in the Iraqi Higher Education System am Aufbau von Fri... [more]

 Das Projektteam

Zusam­men­arbeit mit Äthio­pien

Im Januar traf sich das Team des neuen APPEAR-geförderten Projekts „Partnership for Capacity Building in Peace and Conflict Transformation | PSICPCT“ zum Kickoff-Meeting ... [weiter]

 Libyan Women A Strong Voice

Libyan Women A Strong Voice

The news of the death of her beloved colleague reached her via phone, “Salwa was found dead in her house in the outskirts of Benghazi. She was stabbed and shot in the hea... [more]


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