BiographyBarik holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. His research focused on social movements in the Arab world and the shifting dynamics of political contention amongst youth post the 2011 uprisings. He participated/spoke at numerous regional and international platforms advancing the global youth agenda, and has served as the MENA Youth Ambassador for a number of dialogues under the Wilton Park series: Powering the Future. Further, Barik is a member of the Mediterranean Discourse on Regional Security (MDRS); a network of independent academics and professionals focusing on security issues in the Mediterranean region, under the auspices of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. In 2016, Barik joined the Human Security team at the West Asia and North Africa (WANA) Institute, a policy think-tank based in Jordan. He currently supports the research and implementation of WANA’s several Human Security and Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism projects.
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