Head, Freie Universität Berlin Cairo Office at the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Egypt
Dr. Florian Kohstall is the head of Freie Universität Berlin Cairo Office at the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Kohstall represents the university in the Middle East and North Africa. Prior to joining the university he was a research fellow with the Centre d'Études et de Documentation Économiques, Juridiques et Sociales (CEDEJ) and lecturer at Sciences Po Aix en Provence. Kohstall holds a PhD from Freie Universität Berlin and Institut d’Études Politiques d’Aix-en-Provence entitled International Cooperation and Authoritarian Consolidation: Higher Education Reforms in Egypt and Morocco. His research interests comprise university reform, political change and the role of international donor organizations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). He published La fabrique des élections en Égypte Cedej, Cairo 2011 (with F. Vairel). Kohstall is a frequent contributor to the media on events in Egypt, Libya and Morocco.